Minors held for Soweto murder

2012-01-19 13:32

Johannesburg - Four minors have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 26-year-old man in a tavern in Jabulani last year, Soweto police said on Thursday.

"They were drinking and then an argument started and these four guys attacked this 26-year-old man.

They stabbed him in the stomach and used bricks to injure him on his head," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

He said police arrested them on Wednesday night after receiving a tip-off about their whereabouts.

"They have been detained at a place of safety and will be appearing at Protea Magistrate's Court soon," said Makhubele.

In a separate incident, a 33-year-old man was arrested for stabbing his girlfriend, 26, multiple times at their home in Zondi on Wednesday morning.

He said the woman was taken to hospital and a case of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm had been opened.

The motive for the attack was not immediately known, but the charge could be changed to attempted murder, said Makhubele.

The man was also expected to appear soon in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

  • procold2 - 2012-01-19 13:46

    minors that were drinking in a tavern,should be charged as adults and punished as adults they were violent and knew what they were doing

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-19 13:51

      Thats interesting, the cops firstly should have closed the taverns doors for selling hooch to minors.(Assuming they were drinking inside)

      Ben - 2012-01-19 14:07

      Strange, they killed him inside, but they used bricks. The owner of the tavern should not allow bricks in his place.

      Jackky - 2012-01-19 15:41

      i agree with you "procold2" they should be charged as adults not minors together with the owner of the tavern.and they should not be granted bail cause they are a threat to the society.

  • Nitro - 2012-01-19 13:51

    Hang them

  • Ben - 2012-01-19 13:53

    Stabbed his girlfriend. Make love, not war. Steek, maar nie met n mes nie.

  • Ann - 2012-01-19 13:53

    Good work SAPS! Hope you make many more such arrests and rid our beautiful country of the scourge of crime.

  • kchifadza - 2012-01-19 14:02

    This thing of calling such young drunkards & murderers minors amazes me. Why do you have to hide their identities? Oh because they havent reached the legal age of majority. They are obviously mature enough to drink in a tarven and kill a human being but still called minors. To me these are grown ups and should be thrown un the gutter where they belong.

  • Derk - 2012-01-19 14:08

    another day in Disneyland

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-19 14:08

    Why are they in places of safety, are they classified as minors after the murder? They should of been locked up in prison awaiting trial, at the end of the day they are MURDERERS!!!!

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-19 14:35

    Old enough to do the crime, old enough to do the time.

  • Virginia - 2012-01-19 16:39

    Brutal Savages!!!! Death penalty!!! They obviously once again chose to give up their rights!!!

  • Willem - 2012-01-19 17:42

    according to the law a minor nowadays is someone below the age of 18 years.And liquor may not be sold to people below that age. So, the owner of that place permitted them to be served with liquor. Not good.

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