Elliotdale police arrested 22-year-old suspect for fatally stabbing man

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Elliotdale police arrested 22-year-old suspect for fatally stabbing man

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Port Elizabeth

Dec 11, 2018Elliotdale police arrested a 22-year-old suspect for the alleged murder of 22-year-old man over the weekend.”It is alleged that both the suspect and the deceased were enjoying themselves on Sunday, at about 21:50, at Mtshayelweni Locality, Sholorha Village, Elliotdale,” said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.”A quarrel arose when the suspect, who is still a boy [has not yet been to the bush as per the traditions] called the deceased by his name [being disrespectful].”The suspect then drew his knife and fatally stabbed the deceased on his upper body.”Capt Manatha said that the suspect then ran away from the scene.Suspect later arrested for murderElliotdale police Detectives traced and arrested him on Monday.”The deceased has been identified as Mpho July, aged 22.”Capt Manatha said that the suspect will appear before the Elliotdale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a murder charge.Butterworth Cluster police appeal to the villagers to end their traditional ceremonies at 17:00 to avoid commission of crime.Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook.

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