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Father in custody after fatal stabbing of son

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



GQEBERHA - A father (suspect) handed himself over at SAPS Kamesh after his son died due to a stab wound on Sunday 31 March 2024.

It is alleged that at approximately 11:52 on the above mentioned date, police attended to a complaint of a murder at the Provincial hospital. On arrival,police  were informed that at approximately 07:00, Sunday 31 March 2024, the 18-year-old boy was admitted in hospital with a stab wound to the back. It is further alleged that the teen's father handed himself over at SAPS Kamesh, whereafter he was arrested on charges of murder. The circumstances surrounding the death of Bryton Engelbreght is still under investigation.

The suspect (50) will appear in the magistrate court on Tuesday, 02 April 2024.


Captain Sandra Janse Van Rensburg
082 779 7173