Four remain in custody for Sithole's stabbing

By Drum Digital
21 April 2015

Four men who were arrested for the murder of Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole will remain behind bars until May 4

The four men who were apprehended in connection with Mozabican Emmanuel Sithole's fatal stabbing appeared at the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

The hearing was postponed to May 4 for a bail application but the suspects will remain in police custody until then.

Pictures of the violent attack on Sithole, who was stabbed on Saturday morning in the streets of Alexandra, were published by the Sunday Times where the perpetrators faces could clearly be seen.

Sithole died outside Edenvale hospital in the photographer's car.

On Sunday, a R100 000 reward was offered to anyone who had any information and soon after three of the four attackers were arrested. The fourth suspect was arrested on Monday night.

"The suspects were arrested in Alexandra with the help from the members of the community," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

The investigation on Sithole's death is a probe into whether it was connected to attacks that led to six other deaths during xenophobic violence in the past week.

"The information we have is that he [Sithole] was a street vendor who had an argument with a customer, who allegedly stabbed him and he was taken to hospital where he died. Whether the matter was an attack on a foreign national forms part of the investigation," Dlamini stated.

Source: News24wire

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