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2021/06/21      |  Written By:  Sergeant L Lefakane   |   Province:  Gauteng

A 24-year-old suspect is awaiting to hear his fate as he makes his first appearance this morning before the Westonaria Magistrates' Court on charges of Murder that was committed on Sunday the 13th of June 2021 at about 23:48pm in Mandela section Bekkersdal.

It is alleged the victim also 24 years old saw the suspect with his brother’s girlfriend and confronted him. An argument ensued between the pair and the suspect allegedly took out an okapi knife and stabbed the victim multiple times on his body. The victim was rushed to the Bekkersdal clinic where he succumbed to his injuries.

A case of reported to the police and whiles the police were still busy with the case, the suspect’s brother handed him to the police with his bloody clothes including the murder weapon. He was immediately placed under arrest and charged with murder.

The Acting Station Commander Lt Colonel Boitumelo Sigwili commended the family for being selfless and instead of helping their brother evade arrest, they brought him to book to face the full might of the law for his actions. “This must be an eye-opener to the others that crime is crime no matter who commits it”.she concluded    

#fighting crime begins with me.