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Three expected in court after killing teen over girlfriend

May 10, 2018
Three expected in court after killing teen over girlfriend

Three men, aged between 22 and 26 years old, are expected in court on Thursday after they were arrested by Sulenkama police early on Wednesday morning, at about 02h00, for murder and illegal firearm possession.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena, it is alleged that on Monday, at about 19h00, an 18-year-old man went missing and upon searching for him the family found him dead at Sulenkama meali-fields.

The matter was reported to police, who managed to make a breakthrough and arrested the suspects in the early hours of Wednesday.

"A 9mm pistol with one round was confiscated from one of the suspects," she added.

"Motive for the killing is believed to be jealousy over a girlfriend." 

All the suspects will appear before Qumbu Magistrate's Court on Thursday.