Murder suspect in custody

2015-08-12 06:00

A SUSPECT (22) is expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrate’s Court soon in connection with the double murder that took place at a Valspan tavern on Saturday (08/08).

According to Lt. Sergio Kock, the SAPS in Jan Kempdorp are investigating a double murder that happened at approximately 00:40.

Two men were reportedly involved in an argument over a girl.

“The incident occurred at a tavern, which led to the fatal stabbing of Jakob Maragoe (19) and Michael Matheatau (24),” Kock said in a statement.

“Maragoe, who was a friend, allegedly tried to intervene and he too was stabbed by the suspect. Both men suffered chest wounds and died on the scene.”

The 22-year-old suspect fled the scene, but was later arrested by the Jan Kempdorp detectives.

The investigation continues

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