Teenager arrested in Eastern Cape for alleged murder of man

File photo: SAPS Twitter

File photo: SAPS Twitter

The suspect allegedly overpowered the 19-year-old man and took the knife from him.

Willowvale police have arrested a 17-year-old teenager for allegedly murdering a 19-year-old man, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

It was alleged that the two “had a misunderstanding” at about 00.45am on Sunday morning at Ntshingeni locality, Chafutweni village, Willowvale, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

“Both of them started to fight with sticks and later the 19-year-old man drew his knife. The suspect allegedly overpowered the 19-year-old man and took the knife from him. It is alleged that the 19-year-old man was fatally stabbed on his upper body.”

The suspect was arrested and handed over to his parents, “as he is still a minor”. He was due to appear in the Willowvale Magistrates’ Court on Monday on a murder charge, Manatha said.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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