Eastern Cape stick fight game turns deadly

2015-04-04 14:43
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Johannesburg - An 18-year-old man from the Sixhotyeni location in Centane died after being struck during a game of stick fighting, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

He was hit with a stick on his upper body during the fight on Friday afternoon, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The 18-year-old... fell down and the elders were summoned to the scene of crime," he said.

"They tried all they could do to save the life of the deceased but [it was] in vain as the deceased died at the scene."

The 20-year-old man he was fighting against was arrested and charged with murder.

He was expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

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