Four murders cast shadow over Easter weekend in PMB

2016-03-28 11:00


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Pietermaritzburg - The Easter weekend saw four murders in Pietermaritzburg.

On Friday, a man believed to be 25 years old was found in bushes with a stab wound to his neck in Swapo A section by residents. Police were called and although the motive is still unknown, Mountain Rise police warrant officer Ravie Pather arrested a suspect for the young man’s murder.

On Saturday in Eastwood, 35-year-old Siyabonga Mthembu was stabbed in the chest and killed after he tried to stop a fight between two other men.

Mountain Rise police spokesperson Captain Gay Ebrahim said the suspect is still at large although his identity is known to the police.

Early on Saturday morning, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by her boyfriend.

The woman, Pretty Ngcobo is believed to have had a fight with her boyfriend in Haniville near Bishopstowe.

Ngcobo was found with multiple bruises and injuries all over her body and although an arrest has not yet been made, the identity of the boyfriend is known to the police.

On Saturday in the early hours of the morning, Thabiso Motaung (28) was found lying on the side of the road in Swapo A with multiple stab wounds to his upper body and with a knife still in his back.

Pather has made an arrest in this case although the motive is still unknown.


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