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LIMPOPO MAN HELD AFTER MURDER OVER CIGARETTE

2011-12-22 16:17

JOHANNESBURG Dec 22

A man was arrested for killing his friend, apparently during an argument over a cigarette in Mankweng, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old man was caught in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon after a massive search, Constable Moses Molepo said.

He said the man allegedly stabbed Peter Chauke, 21, to death at a tavern in Mankweng on Saturday morning.

"The two friends were drinking together when the arrested man asked for a cigarette from Chauke," Molepo said.

"When Chauke said he had none, they started arguing. The man pulled out a knife and stabbed his friend twice in the chest before running away."

Chauke died at the Mankweng Hospital two days later.

The man was expected to face a murder charge in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Friday.