Police hunt for man who stabbed brothers

2016-11-09 06:01

PLESSISLAER police are on the hunt for a knifeman who murdered two brothers armed with a knobkerrie, and who may have put a third sibling in hospital at the weekend.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Captain Musa Ntombela said that the man police are looking for arrived at the Slovo township outside Plessislaer late on Saturday night, complaining he had been attacked by the two brothers. It is believed the brothers then showed up and a heated argument ensued between the trio.

Ntombela said police believe the brothers were armed with a knobkerrie, but they were discovered in a pool of blood with stab wounds across their body. Zwelisne and Ngcebo Ngcobo, aged 30 and 35 respectively, were declared dead after they were found on the roadside.

Their brother, Sphamandla, was tracked to a local hospital, where he remains in a critical condition, also with stab wounds. Ntombela said police are working around the clock to find the brothers’ killer and no arrests have been made thus far.

Also in the Plessislaer area, a daring chase between police officers and car thieves broke out in the streets of Edendale. It is believed officers had spotted a vehicle travelling in the Edendale area that was allegedly stolen from Newcastle.

When police gave chase, the car thieves took off, leading to a high-speed chase. Ntombela said the thieves lost control of the stolen vehicle and it overturned. One man was arrested.

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