Suspects in court for Durban Day murder

2015-09-09 09:09

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Durban - Two suspects linked to the fatal stabbing of Montreal King at the Durban Day Festival at the weekend are set to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The two were arrested on Monday in a police swoop that saw officers recover what they believe to be the murder weapon used to stab King in the chest.

King, from Newlands East, was stabbed after an altercation with other youths and despite the best efforts of paramedics to revive him, died at the scene.

The murder highlighted safety and overcrowding concerns, with organisers East Coast Radio moving swiftly to allay fear and curb negative public sentiment.

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 allegedly kicked the victim, said the police spokesperson.

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