3 held after man stabbed to death

2014-09-20 19:59

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Johannesburg - Three men were arrested after a man was stabbed to death next to a tavern in Jan Kempdorp on Saturday, Northern Cape police said.

"Upon arrival at the scene they [police] found the deceased lying on the ground with a stab wound on the chest," police spokesperson Donald Mdhluli said in a statement.

He said an ambulance was called but the man was certified dead on the scene.

"It is alleged that the deceased was stabbed by suspects while fighting in an apparent robbery attempt."

Jan Kempdorp police held a search and arrested three men. A knife was confiscated from one of the men.

They are charged with murder and could be linked to a robbery, he said.

"Apparently as the police were busy detaining the three suspects, a complainant came to the client service centre to report a robbery when the complainant identified and recognised two of the three suspects that were being detained," said Mdhluli.

The men are expected to appear in the Jan Kempdorp Magistrate's Court soon.

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