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Cases of murder and attempted murder being investigated in the Chris Hani District

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape


BOLOTWA - Three suspects will appear before Lady Frere magistrate court on Monday, 25 October facing a charge of attempted murder.

It is alleged that group of teenagers between 17 and 18 years old were consuming alcohol at a local tavern at Trust Locality on Saturday, 23 October 2021, when a quarrel broke out between the group, resulting in the injury of a 17-year-old victim. The injured victim was rushed to hospital. A case of attempted murder was registered and three suspects were detained.

Police are also investigating case of murder reported at Ntwashini Loc, Qitsi A/A on Saturday, 23 October 2021.

It is alleged that there was a quarrel between the two suspects and the deceased (27) who was fatally stabbed.

A case of murder was opened and no arrest have been made.

Chris Hani Acting District Commissioner Brigadier Zuziwe Magqashela condemns the abuse of liquor which instigated the fights resulting in serious crimes being committed.



Captain Namhla Mdleleni

082 779 7237