Man killed with broken bottle

2015-11-23 08:16

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Pietermaritzburg - A man died on Saturday night after he was stabbed in the face and head with a broken bottle.

Pietermaritzburg SAPS spokesperson Constable Mthokozisi Ngobese said the man, known only as “Siyanda” to witnesses, was killed during a fight in the France area on Saturday.

Ngobese said a man had come to visit a woman at her house in France when “Siyanda” entered the house and began arguing with the woman.

He said when the argument became heated, the man tried to intervene and allegedly act as the mediator when he then became involved in a fight with “Siyanda”.

“The man then pulled out a knife. The two of them began fighting over it until the man overpowered Siyanda and grabbed a broken glass bottle.

“He then allegedly stabbed Siyanda in the head and face with the broken bottle,” he said.

Ngobese said the woman had told police that the man had run out of the house and into the bushes.

He said the man was being searched for by police.

“The matter is under investigation and no arrests have been made,” he said.

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