Four arrested for Somali killing

2011-01-26 11:57

Four men were arrested in Butterworth today for attacking two Somalians and killing one of them, Eastern Cape police said.

The men approached the two under the pretence of wanting to buy bread, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

“While the Somalian was preparing to sell them bread, the suspects demanded money,” he said.

“They produced knives and stabbed the two. The 28-year-old Somalian was severely stabbed in his upper body and both were rushed to Butterworth Hospital where the 28-year-old died.”

The motive for the attack was believed to be purely criminal and not xenophobic, Manatha said.

The four men were expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrates Court tomorrow on charges of murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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