Durban Day killer remains at large

2015-09-07 12:24
(SAPS)

(SAPS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - No arrests have been made in the wake of the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man at the Durban Day music festival on Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal police have said the incident, which mired the popular event at the Moses Mabhida Stadium People's Park as it was coming to an end, was receiving their full attention.

It has emerged the Newlands East teenager had been chased by a group of men before being tackled and stabbed in the chest.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the motive for the killing was not yet clear.

“A case of murder was opened at Durban Central SAPS for investigation,” he said.

Commotion

An event official, who spoke to News24 on condition of anonymity, said he had been searching for a lost child when he saw a commotion.

“We were all out looking for a girl who had gone missing and I saw [the deceased] throwing a bin at some guys and then running.

“They chased him down and tackled him and then throngs of people moved around them, so I didn’t see what happened. When everyone moved off I saw him lying there with blood all over the place and it looked like he was already dead,” he said.

East Coast Radio general manager Boni Mchunu said the radio station wanted to offer its condolences to the family.

"There is no easy way to accept the loss of a human life and I think we are both heartbroken and shocked at this incident,” she said.

Responding to social media speculation that there was overcrowding at the event, Mchunu said the venue was not overcrowded. The city and the safety officer determined the capacity of the People's Park and the organisers were guided by that. While the capacity was 18 000, ticket sales had been capped at 16 500.

“A lot of people are involved in an event of this size. This is why we involved the city, safety officers, who’ve worked on some of the big events in the country, and our team. We are obsessive about safety from a resource point of view; everything was taken care of,” Mchunu said.

Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.