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28 May 2015
12:44 pm

Durban CBD ‘very calm’ amid violence reports


The situation in the Durban city centre was calm on Thursday morning after an incident the previous day in which an unidentified man was stabbed to death whilst trying to rob a shop.

Durban, KZN. Picture: Phumlani Thabethe

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said: “The situation in Durban is very calm. Police are elsewhere dealing with other crimes. People are just getting overly excited.”

Naicker was responding to questions regarding a murder in Durban on Wednesday afternoon involving a 29-year-old victim and two suspects, aged 31 and 41, on the corner of Grey and Victoria Streets.

The nationalities of the two suspects remained unconfirmed. “As police, we treat this as a victim and perpetrators. We do not deal with the nationalities,” said Naicker.

According to police, the man murdered on Wednesday had allegedly been caught stealing from one of the suspects’s shop. According to police, the victim died instantly from a stab wound to the neck.

According to an eyewitness, the victim had stolen an energy drink from the suspect’s shop. The two suspects would appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday.