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2023/01/23      |  Written By:  Colonel P Naidu   |   Province:  Eastern Cape

Gqeberha 23 January 2023:  Police in Gqeberha arrested a murder and an attempted murder suspect this weekend in separate incidents in Bethelsdorp and Kabega Park respectively. In the first incident, it is alleged that  on Wednesday, 18/01 at about 13:30, the complainant  (24) was standing in Scholtz Street in Bloemendal when the suspect walked passed with his son from school. The suspect pointed the  complainant with a firearm. The complainant had walked away  and while he was in Aspelling Street in Bloemendal, the suspect returned and fired a shot at the complainant but missed.

On Saturday, 21/01, SAPS Bethelsdorp detectives arrested the 28 year old suspect  and detained him on a charge of attempted murder. He will appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on Monday, 23/01. A 41 year old woman will appear in the St Alban’s magistrate court on Monday, 23/01 on a charge of murder following the fatal stabbing of a 26 year old man from Gro-Gro informal settlement last night, 21/01.

It is alleged that at about 22:40, a group of friends were drinking in a shack  when an argument broke out between them. In the ensuing argument, the 26 year old man was stabbed in his chest by the wife of one of his friend’s. The suspect was arrested on the scene and detained.