Two arrested for Durban Day murder

2015-09-07 15:37

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Durban - Police have made a breakthrough with the arrest of two men and the recovery of a knife they believe was used to stab Montreal King at the Durban Day Festival at People’s Park on Sunday night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed two "suspects" had been detained.

"Two men have been arrested and we have recovered the murder weapon," he said.

The crime mired the popular event as it was coming to a close.

It has emerged King, from Newlands East, had been chased by a group of men before he was tackled and stabbed in the chest.

Naicker had earlier said the motive for the killing was not yet clear.

"A case of murder was opened at Durban Central SAPS for investigation," he said.

Crisis Medical spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said paramedics had worked fervently to save King’s life, but their efforts had been in vain.

"On examination by our team it was found the man was unresponsive and in a state of cardiac arrest. Advanced Life Support was administered and cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR] started. After an hour long exhaustive effort by our team, the man was sadly declared deceased on scene," he said.

"On behalf of Crisis Medical, I would like to express our sincere condolences to both the family and friends of the deceased," he said.

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