Double murder on Margate beach over girl

2016-04-21 06:00

A FAMILY on the Margate beach on Saturday said they were shocked to see two young men stabbing each other­ to death.

Lungile Mkhize of Gamalakhe was on the beach with friends and family and witnessed a group of young men carrying a large knife chasing a boy.

“Our hearts jumped from shock and we screamed at the top of our lungs telling them to stop.

“We then saw a young boy behind the group holding his neck with blood gushing out of his mouth. He then took a couple of steps and was on the ground,” said Mkhize.

Mkhize said they tried calling an ambulance but could not get hold of one.

One of the boy’s friends tried to stop the bleeding, but it was too late, he was already dead.

Margate police officers have confirmed the incident and after questioning­ it discovered that the fight was over a girl.

Captain Gerald Mfeka said when police arrived at 5.25pm after receiving a call about two dead people, they questioned a witness who saw everything.

Mfeka said not far from where the first body was found police were told that the man who had been fighting with the first deceased had also died.

“Margate detectives are investigating a double murder,” said Captain Mfeka.

Mfeka said both bodies of Samkelo Ngcungama (25) and Bongumusa Vincent Shezi (30) were taken to Port Shepstone State Mortuary.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


And the Paws24 and Hill's winners are ...

Find out who the winners of our Paws24 pet pics and Q&a competitions are...



Keep your family and pets safe from rabies
5 scientific benefits of owning a cat
Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.