Man kills brother in fight over money

2012-02-06 07:26

East London - A man has been arrested for the murder of his younger brother in Mdantsane near East London, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

The two had an argument over money when the older sibling beat his 35-year-old brother with a stick over the head on Saturday afternoon, said Captain Mluleki Mbi.

The brother died on the scene.

The 42-year-old man will appear in the Mdantsane magistrate's court on Monday.

  • Zion - 2012-02-06 07:41

    What kind of evil nation is ours where brother murders brother. According to the NEWS 24 links this has become quite a past time in our country. Too, we have cases of parents murdering their own children and children murdering their parents. Surely the mud and disease in our society cannot sink deeper.

      procold2 - 2012-02-06 08:03

      zion these people are savage and i think its in the upbringing,,they dont get taught values at a young age.

      Jomah - 2012-02-06 08:15

      The older brother should've taken out his parents as well for teaching his brother such bad behaviour. Also just wondering if alcohol had some role to play.

      cheyenne.duplooy - 2012-02-06 09:39

      Cane and Abel? Why act surprised at something that has been happening for millenia. It's not a new thing thats happening in the world. You cant act shocked by human nature when it hasn't ever changed.

      Zion - 2012-02-06 09:56

      Cheyenne.duplooy I hardly think it is fair or even correct to equate Cane and Abel. Cane and Abel is a story in the Bible and the conditions were very different indeed. The Christians may equate the two while the Atheist cannot. Cane and Abel did not live in a civilised dispensation while the killer and his dead brother do/did live in a civilized dispensation. That is the difference. There are entrenched in every civilised culture and communities an unwritten natural law that protects the communities from criminals and crime.

  • tbomelamsomi - 2012-02-06 08:05

    not that it matters but how much were they fughting for?

      Stan - 2012-02-06 08:21


      Jan - 2012-02-06 08:33

      I am sure it was less than R50.

      Johann - 2012-02-06 08:33

      Huh! fughting?

  • StarStruck - 2012-02-06 08:47

    Limpopo still wins this game by far, eish!!

  • Marius Koen - 2012-02-06 08:50

    Poverty is turning the people into mindless crazy murderers. With poverty comes drug and alcohol abuse, a potent cocktail. The only solution is job creation. And harsher punishment for the criminals. Respect for each other obviously does not excist.

  • Bennie - 2012-02-06 09:05

    Cane ( Mainstay ) killed Able. !!!

  • lana.vdwesthuizen - 2012-02-06 09:10

    This is not isolated, believe me. When I still lived in DBN, I SAW a man knifed down for 10c - yes really! A group of people stopped the man and told him to give them all his money, watch etc, he did not have a watch and told them that he did not have money, while running for a phone to call the police they killed him. The police found 10c in his pocket. At the place where I was previously employed an employee returned to work 5 years after he was beaten close to death for a packet of crisps. He could not resume his former position as he was mentally uncapable. He still got a job with the employer though. This happens on a regular basis where innocent people gets killed or seriously hurt for small things like this. I stand in awe when I hear these things, I ask myself when hearing or reading about this type of violence..."what is MY life worth?" You want my car/tv/money (not that I ever have any - I rather pay with my debit card)/pc? Have it, just leave me and my family alone. I get scared when I think that people can kill others without blinking an eye and have remorse. What is happening to our society? Where did we go wrong?

      StarStruck - 2012-02-06 10:20

      This is a sad reality that we are facing. This is also the biggest reason I believe with all my heart that the ANC have failed the black people and South Africa as a whole. This is a result of their incompetence and nothing more.

      lana.vdwesthuizen - 2012-02-06 10:39

      I don't know StarStruck...I believe that as humans we are capable of great things and that we can use it either to make or break, I believe that this boils down to human nature. Are some of us just born cruel? NO ONE can tell me that when you stand infront a living person that somewhere in you, you don't feel that it WRONG to kill this person. You can not blame a government/body/institution for the inherently evil human beings that live in this world. I would say it boils down to how a person was raised, his education level and his level of understanding that ALL life is sacret. How can ANY human live without feeling? This is so wrong on ALL levels. I just wonder how somebody like that can sleep at night. How do they inter-act with the rest of society? When one of my pets die, I cry and I am heart broken. How can we not feel the same for human life? How do we procede day after day knowing that this type of lower grade humans walk in our mist and that one of our loved ones may become his/her next victime? Killing a person in cold blood...! I sooo wish the death sentence would be instated again. We as a society cannot have these killers living with us!

      lana.vdwesthuizen - 2012-02-06 10:41

      should read "mids" - sorry I am trying to multi task here and it is not working to great at the moment!

  • Edwin - 2012-02-06 09:25

    money is root to all evil, all about a piece of paper. SAD

  • annah.matodzi - 2012-02-06 11:46


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