Murder suspect arrested while trying to flee

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The police in North West province arrested a 27-year-old murder suspect while about to board a taxi in Mogwase to travel to Rustenburg. 

Colonel Amanda Funani of North West Police said according to information the received, the suspect, his girlfriend and the victim were at a local tavern enjoying themselves on Thursday night till the early hours of Friday morning, 17 December 2021. 

“The trio left the tavern and went to the suspect’s place where a fight allegedly ensued between the victim and the suspect.  During the fight, the suspect allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the victim in the neck, then fled the scene together with his girlfriend.”

Funani said the victim was seen by a passerby who informed his sister and called the police. The victim was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he was certified dead. “Following an intensive search, the suspect and his girlfriend were found trying to leave to Rustenburg.  He was arrested and charged with murder.”

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned the incident and commended the Mogwase Detectives for acting swiftly and arresting the suspect.

The suspect is expected to make his first appearance in the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 20 December 2021.

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