Newholmes:Stabbing arrest

2012-07-30 00:00

A YOUNG Pietermaritzburg man died after being stabbed, apparently as he left a popular nightspot to go home.

Kreesan Gabriel (22) was found dead at the corner of Bangalore Road and Balahambra Way in Newholmes.

Residents who had been at the crime scene said Gabriel had been socialising with friends at the Newholmes Hotel on Saturday evening when an argument broke out.

The residents declined to be named.

They claimed that a person was seen leaving the hotel, following Gabriel who was on his way home.

Gabriel was found dead by a passer-by early yesterday.

According to reports, he had multiple stab wounds on his body, and had sustained a severe head injury.

Police have opened a murder docket and have arrested a suspect, who is expected to appear in court today.

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