Five arrested over tavern murder

2010-05-22 13:17

Five men, including a tavern owner, have been arrested for hacking

to death a community policing forum (CPF) member in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

The 36-year-old man and four other CPF members had requested an

illegal tavern owner to stop operations when the incident took place early this

morning, said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela.

The patrons chased after the CPF members and attacked them with

pangas and stones.

One man died and another 68-year-old was in a critical


Police have closed down the tavern.

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