Eastern Cape man stabbed to death during argument over cigarette

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The victim, 56-year-old Karel Ferreira from Woodlands, was stabbed to death during an argument over a cigarette.
The victim, 56-year-old Karel Ferreira from Woodlands, was stabbed to death during an argument over a cigarette.
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An Eastern Cape man was stabbed to death during an argument over a cigarette on Saturday.

The incident took place in Woodlands, near Storms River in the Koukamma Local Municipality.

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The victim was 56-year-old Karel Ferreira from Woodlands.

The 49-year-old suspect, also from Woodlands, is due to appear in the Storms River Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of murder.

Eastern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Majola Nkohli said: 

It is alleged that the two men, both from Woodlands, were drunk and started arguing over a cigarette. A fight ensued between the men.

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"Ferreira's body was found in his house with a stab wound in the upper body."

Nkohli added the fight broke out after the suspect asked the deceased to give him a cigarette.

"The deceased allegedly responded angrily and the two men started arguing and things escalated into a fight."

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