3 Eastern Cape teens held for murder

2012-12-30 16:10

Johannesburg - Three teenagers were arrested after being linked to the murder of a 56-year-old man in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

The three, two aged 15 and another 17, were arrested at Mangweni in Zangwa Village shortly after a man who was stabbed several times died en route to hospital on Saturday morning, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

"A villager who was going to work found the man bleeding profusely on Saturday morning," said Manatha.

He was rushed to Butterworth hospital in a private car, but died on the way. The man had several stab wounds on his upper body.

Investigations led to the arrests of the three. They were later released into the custody of their parents.

They would appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday to face a charge of murder.

The motive for the killing was unknown.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-12-30 16:34

    OMG whats going on up there my homeboys you know what sometimes i miss KD MATANZIMA and former transkei

  • simbarashe.muyengwa.3 - 2012-12-30 16:44

    Why release them.To kill more?

      Donkervlie - 2012-12-30 17:39

      You do not understand the African way of ubuntu. It is only the western court system that wants these young animals locked up.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-30 17:50

      Donkevilee, it's time to stop with the african way sh**t. White children killed another one as a satanist ritual in Linmeyer last year. They were released into the custody of their parents too (of memory serves). Is that also the "African way"? What about the ones who murdered their parents in Durban last year too? If you want the links, just shout

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-30 16:46

    alchohol abuse.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-12-30 16:55

    easten cape=knife

  • lawrence.sambani.3 - 2012-12-30 17:00

    Death penalty,don't care even if they are minors...

  • lionel.defrontignac - 2012-12-30 17:10

    Charming; the festive season of goodwill and cheer to all is as usual. Loads of misery and death.

  • Mike Peach Purchase - 2012-12-30 17:23

    Hang them.

  • angelanair3 - 2012-12-30 17:42

    Here we go again? Not even 18! I wonder if it has anything to do with apartheid? 18 years down the line - apartheid will be blamed for this and other atrocities.... I dont know what happens kids are becoming such heartless murderous barbarians - and I dont think any right thinking person can condone these incidents that are becoming part of our daily news. Find the parents - hold them accountable - like in the UK - parents are responsible for their children - thats how its been and that how it should be! Death penalty please - hold that referendum and lets see.........

  • imam.madi.129 - 2012-12-30 17:44

    Why release these young killers to parents who were not bothered to know where their kids were? I don't understand the mentality of some of the decision makers at all. Stats indicate that killers are getting younger by day and they are still treated as just kids who will listen to mum n dad. Just morons will believe that.

  • Erna - 2012-12-30 17:55

    In SA you don't need a motive to kill.

  • lovenergy - 2012-12-30 18:00

    Born Frees conceived in the womb of the Devil. This is what happens to a society that has lost its moral compass

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-30 18:06

    The African way !!!!!! This is getting out of hand.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-30 18:20

    The African way !!! Well at least thy don't need to go to the bush to become a man.

      odirile.seemise - 2012-12-30 18:45

      Is that your way or you not African? And please no anc or zuma in your answer.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2012-12-30 18:20

    The African way !!! Well at least thy don't need to go to the bush to become a man.

  • bushy.mogale.39 - 2012-12-30 18:32

    Those who kill, must also be killed. These kids are committing horrible crimes knowing that they will be released into the custody of their parents. Instead of being in the comfort of their parents homes, they are roaming the streets like wild animals hunting for their prey. Let them go to jail and do time. I don`t care if my son was also involved in this murderous act.

  • Terisah Risah RiRi Jeray - 2012-12-30 18:53

    totally agree Themba,donkervlie ur just ignorant

  • Mary Milne Archibald - 2012-12-30 19:29

    Released into care of Parents who obviously have no control over these boys. No they should be in custody.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-31 11:40

    Imagine having to live in such places. Poor people.

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