Murder bust in Illovo Township

2018-04-11 06:02
Amanzimtoti Detective Constable LungisaniGumede.PHOTO:samkelisiwe gumede

Amanzimtoti Detective Constable LungisaniGumede.PHOTO:samkelisiwe gumede

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ON March 18 in the early hours of the morning, a man died after sustaining multiple stab wounds in Phase four of Illovo Township.

A fight is said to have broken out when a group of friends went to Olwandle Tavern in the Illovo Township with the purpose of buying drinks.

It is believed that there were six people in total. Four of the six went into the tavern with two remaining in the vehicle.

Amanzimtoti murder investigating officer Detective Constable Lungisani Gumede, said: “An altercation broke out between the accused, Syanda ‘Happy Boy’ Ndokweni and the local buyers of the tavern, which ended up in a deadly fight.

“Ndokweni was chased out of the tavern by the deceased and his friends and they chased him towards a neighbouring house until he reached a dead end.”

According to witnesses interviewed by the detective, the accused was then cornered by the deceased who was in possession of a knife.

A wrestle for the knife began and the accused sustained five serious wounds, according to Gumede.

“Ndokweni managed to get a hold of the knife and he stabbed the deceased multiple times,” Gumede said.

The deceased was rushed to the nearest clinic where he succumbed to his wounds,while the accused was rushed to Kingsway Hospital where he was stabilised.

Ndokweni was arrested on March 22 and he made his first appearance in the Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court recently and is awaiting sentencing. Anyone with information on this case can contact Detective Gumede on 031 903 1300.

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