Teenager arrested for allegedly stabbing father to death over argument of horse saddle

2018-08-16 18:28
Horse saddle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Horse saddle. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

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An argument over a horse saddle has resulted in a teenager allegedly killing his 35-year-old father, police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said on Thursday. 

The 17-year-old boy allegedly attacked his father after the older man placed the horse saddle in the teenager's room at their home in Cwebe, Elliotdale, on Wednesday. 

"The suspect did not like what was done by his father and asked why he put the saddle in his room. The suspect stabbed his father on his upper body," Manatha said. 

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He added that it was still unknown exactly why the boy was angry and whether the two were alone in the house during the time of the incident. 

Manatha said the boy is facing charges of murder and will appear in the Elliotdale Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He added that following his arrest, the teenager was handed over to his relatives as he is still a minor.

Manatha said that the identity of the father has been withheld because some family members, who live outside of Eastern Cape, are yet to be informed of his murder.

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