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MAN DUE TO APPEAR FOR MURDER AFTER ATTACKING COLLEAGUE WITH AN ELECTRIC GRINDER: NELSPRUIT
2021/06/29      |  Written By:  Brigadier L Hlathi   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT: 29 June 2021 - A 36-year-old man is expected to appear at the Kwamhlanga Magistrate's Court today, Tuesday 29 June 2021, on a charge of murder. It is alleged that the man killed his colleague using an electric grinder, the incident occurred on Sunday, 27 June 2021, at Magodongo Moloto in Kwamhlanga. 

According to information received, the two men were hired to do roofing at a certain house in the area. While working, an argument broke out between the two, where the suspect accused the victim of stealing his cell phone. It is then that the suspect, who had a grinder in his hand, allegedly attacked the victim and cut him on his upper body in the process. 

Police and medical personnel were summoned and the victim was certified dead at the scene. The suspect was swiftly arrested thereafter hence his appearance today. 

The  Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga Major General Thulani Phahla strongly condemned this heinous act and applauded the swift arrest of the suspect. "People should learn to solve matters in an amicable manner to prevent unnecessary loss of life," said General Phahla.