Man killed with log during fight

2012-08-28 10:00

Pietermaritzburg - A 20-year-old Camperdown man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his neighbour after an argument over water.

Raymond Zukula, 40, was murdered on Friday evening after being assaulted with a log from a fire.

“It is believed that Zukula and the suspect were sitting outside their rooms with a group of people around a fire when the suspect asked Zukula to get him water to wash his pots,” said police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane.

“It is further alleged that Zukula refused and the suspect then got up, picked up a log from the fire and assaulted Zukula twice on his stomach, fatally wounding him,” Zwane said.

He said the man was arrested on the scene, and will appear in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court shortly where he will face a charge of murder.