Eastern Cape man stabbed with spear in dispute over alcohol

2015-10-31 14:02


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King Williams Town – A 23-year-old man was arrested on Friday for stabbing a man with a spear following a dispute over alcohol, police said in a statement.

Sakhiwo Ndlala, 30, was killed when he apparently tried to confiscate liquor from the 23-year-old suspect on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the deceased was walking home from a tavern in Willowvale on Thursday when the altercation occurred.

Manatha said when Ndlala tried to confiscate the liquor from the suspect, the 23-year-old went home to fetch a spear, and allegedly stabbed the deceased.

The suspect was arrested on Friday and will appear at the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday for murder.

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