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Two Alexandria men and teen arrested for beating man to death

Jan 4, 2017
Two Alexandria men and teen arrested for beating man to death

Two Alexandria men, aged 27 and 50 years old, as well as a 17-year-old boy, are expected in court soon after they were arrested by the Alexandria SAPS following an incident of a serious assault, which ultimately led to the death of a  30-year-old man.

"On Tuesday, at 21:52, the police at Alexandria received a complaint that someone was being assaulted in Pendu Street, Kwanonqubela, Alexandria," described police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"On arrival, they found the severly assaulted victim.  

"Ambulance personnel at the scene were busy treating the victim. While still attending to him and before their departure to hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries  passed away."

Captain Govender said that witnesses told police that the victm was in the company of another and walking in the street when he was confronted by the trio, who accused him of stealing their pigs and promptly assaulted him. 

"A case of murder is being investigated by the Alexandria Detectives," she said.

"The suspects will appear in.the Alexandria Magistrates Court shortly."

Brigadier Govender the Cluster Commander of Port Alfred has since issued a stern warning to the community; "Acts of criminality and lawless behaviour will not be tolerated. The community are reminded that crime must be reported to the SAPS and our Detectives are here to investigate crime."