Man held for double murder

2012-03-13 12:57

An East Rand man has been arrested in Kempton Park for allegedly killing two Zimbabwean nationals.

The man, 36, apparently tied up the two men and then beat them to death with a stone after an alcohol-fuelled argument, Johannesburg police captain Pinky Tsinyane said today.

It was understood the men had been drinking in Kempton Park yesterday when they decided to leave and buy drugs.

After buying the drugs the men all went back to the alleged attacker’s house.

Tsinyane said it was understood the man had planned to kill the other two, in their early 20s, after discovering that the R800 he was carrying had been stolen.

Police were tipped off about the murders, apparently by the man’s mother, and he was arrested today. He was expected to appear in court soon.

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