Graveyard murder: Man, 23, arrested in connection with teenager's death

Northern Cape Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after the body of a teenager was discovered in Barkly West on Saturday.
Northern Cape Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after the body of a teenager was discovered in Barkly West on Saturday.

Northern Cape police have arrested a 23-year-old man after a teenager's body was found in a graveyard on Saturday.

The body of the 15-year-old boy was discovered in Mataleng, Barkly West, at around 23:30, said police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana.

It appeared he had been struck on the head with a stone or brick and succumbed to his injuries.

"The paramedics declared him dead on the scene," added Tawana.

Barkly West police launched a manhunt for suspects and with the help of residents made a breakthrough and arrested the 23-year-old.

The suspect will appear in the Barkly West Magistrate's Court on Wednesday and faces a murder charge.

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