Youth arrested for killing his brother

2011-01-18 15:29
East London - A 17-year-old was arrested for allegedly stabbing his 18-year-old brother to death as the two removed weeds from a garden in a small village near Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the stabbing took place in the village of Ntseshe, about 35km from Butterworth, on Monday.

A group of youths, including the two brothers, had been tasked to remove the weeds from a garden, when the 18-year-old struck his younger brother.

The younger brother allegedly responded by taking out a knife and stabbing his older brother, who was rushed to Ntseshe Clinic.

The 18-year-old was declared dead on arrival and the 17-year-old was arrested.

Manatha said the youth was expected to appear before Nqgamakwe Magistrate's Court later this week on a charge of murder.

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