New details emerge in Durban Day slaying

2015-09-08 10:18
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Durban - New details surrounding the fatal stabbing of Montreal King at the Durban Day Festival at People’s Park on Sunday have emerged, following the arrest of two people.

Police on Monday confirmed that they had detained two people and recovered what they say is the murder weapon that inflicted the fatal wound to King’s chest on Sunday night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said a thorough investigation had been conducted.

“Two suspects aged 18 and 19 were arrested and detained at the Durban Central police station. They will be charged for murder and attempted murder. They are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court soon,” Naicker said.

Naicker revealed allegations levelled against the two suspects which shed light on what may have happened in the moments before a blade was plunged into King’s chest.

“It is alleged that in the evening, there was an altercation between two groups of men from the Wentworth and Newlands East area within the park. These groups were allegedly insulting each other when one of the men stabbed the victim in the chest,” he said.

After stabbing King, the suspect dropped the knife and fled whilst his friend kicked the victim, said the police spokesperson.

 Security guards immediately intervened and removed the two groups from the park. Paramedics arrived but were unable to resuscitate the victim and he died at the scene.

Naicker said a friend of King’s was also stabbed on the hand by one of the suspects.

“A third victim is believed to be admitted in hospital and the circumstances around his stabbing [are] part of a police investigation,” Naicker added.

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