179 arrests in Soweto over the weekend

2014-02-09 20:14


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Johannesburg - A man was arrested on Sunday for the killing of an 86-year-old man in Moletsane, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

The 55-year-old was arrested around 11:00 after community members alerted police to his whereabouts, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The older man was stabbed to death on Saturday night around 20:00.

The motive was still unclear.

The suspect would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday on a murder charge.

He was one of 179 people who were arrested in Soweto over the weekend for various crimes including rape, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of dagga, dealing in drugs and the running of unlicensed liquor outlets.

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