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Willowvale man expected in court after fatally stabbing his father

Oct 1, 2018
Willowvale man expected in court after fatally stabbing his father

A 37-year-old man is expected in court after he was arrested by Willowvale police for the alleged murder of his father aged 67.

"It is alleged that both men were at their common ancestral home at Shixini Locality, Xonyeni Village, Willowvale, on Friday, at about 23:30," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"They were chatting to each other when an argument arose. Both drew their knives and began to stab each other.

"The father was fatally wounded and died on the spot."

Man swiftly arrested for killing father

He said that Willowvale police were called to scene and they acted swiftly and arrested the suspect.

"The bone of contention is not clear at this point in time. The identity of the deceased is still being withheld as some of his children are working outside the Eastern Cape  Province and are yet to be informed of his murder."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday on a murder charge. 

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