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Willowvale police arrest man for fatally stabbing his father

Dec 4, 2018
Willowvale police arrest man for fatally stabbing his father

Willowvale police on Monday night arrested a 23-year-old man for the alleged murder of his father aged, 48, over the weekend.

The incident at Makhuleni Locality, Mboya Village, Willowvale, according to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the suspect had a quarrel with his father on Sunday, at about 17:30. The father was allegedly stabbed on his upper body," he described.

"He ran to the nearby bushes. The crime was never reported to the Willowvale Police."

Capt Manatha said that members of the community decided to look for the missing father.

Man later traced and arrested by Willowvale police

"He was found already passed away in the bushes. The case was then reported to Willowvale police on Monday evening and Willowvale police acted swiftly as they traced and arrested the suspect."

He said that the motive for the murder is not clear at this point in time.

The suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a murder charge.

"The deceased was identified as Loyiso Makhuleni aged 48."

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