Stick-fighter in court for murder

2015-04-07 05:16

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Centane - A 20-year-old man is expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for allegedly killing an 18-year-old man during a game of stick fighting.

The 18-year-old, from Sixhotyeni location in Centane died after being struck on his upper body during the fight on Friday afternoon, Eastern Cape police said at the time.

"The 18-year-old... fell down and the elders were summoned to the scene of crime," Captain Jackson Manatha said.

"They tried all they could do to save the life of the deceased but [it was] in vain as the deceased died at the scene."

The 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with murder.

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