Man held for nephew's murder

2015-03-10 15:39


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Johannesburg - A man was arrested for allegedly killing his nephew in Orlando, Soweto, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Constable Sibusiso Chauke said the 63-year-old was arrested at his girlfriend's home in Orlando West on Monday night.

On Sunday night at 19:00, the nephew was at home in Orlando West preparing supper when his cousin switched off the kettle he was boiling water in.

"An argument ensued and the deceased's uncle was contacted to come and intervene."

When the uncle arrived he allegedly began assaulting his nephew, who fought back.

The nephew was shot in the upper body and died on the way to hospital.

The uncle was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.


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