Business turns bloody

2017-06-06 06:01

Residents of Greenfield Road near Three Fountains are still shocked following a deadly argument between two businessmen in the area.

A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death last Tuesday afternoon, apparently by his business partner (also 23).

The deceased reportedly suffered a severe wound to his neck and died at his flat after chasing his attacker, leaving a trail of blood on the road.

Resident Debbie Wall Smith says it was a tragic incident. “[It is the] first time I have come across this in 15 years of living in this area. People do not normally kill one another in the area, nor do they have guests who walk in to their homes, start a fight and use knives on one another. Everyone is horrified; it is tragic, sad and unbelievable.”

Police spokesperson Sergeant Lindile Dubeni says the alleged attacker was arrested and the case is being investigated.

He says: “This office can confirm that on Tuesday at about 17:15 a murder docket under Claremont police was ­registered.

“Two business partners had an argument at the suspect’s house in Kenilworth that resulted in fighting and the deceased was stabbed fatally by his business partner.”

In another incident, a man was arrested on Wednesday for possession of an illegal firearm.

He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Dubeni says the arrest followed a tip-off about a suspicious white Mercedes-Benz with tinted windows that had dropped off four men looking suspicious near Access Park shopping centre.

Police spotted the car parked at the centre and found a man standing a few metres away from it. They searched him and found in his pocket a Mercedes-Benz key, which worked on the car.

Dubeni says the police then searched the car and found a 9mm Parabellum pistol with a magazine loaded with fifteen rounds.

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