Teen held for murder in E Cape

2013-03-03 20:50

Johannesburg - A 19-year-old was arrested on Sunday morning for allegedly stabbing a man to death at a squatter camp in East London, Eastern Cape police said.

"Police were called in this morning [Sunday] and found the body of the deceased with an open wound on his chest," said Captain Stephen Marais.

"It is alleged that both the suspect and victim were under the influence of alcohol and had a quarrel," he said.

The man who died was in his mid-20s.

Police seized the murder weapon and blood-stained clothing at the scene.

Marais said the teenager had been charged with murder and was expected to appear soon in the East London Magistrate's Court.

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