Murder suspect arrested within minutes of the crime

On Friday evening (January 6), a 24-year-old man stabbed three people during a bar brawl in the Ladysmith CBD. One of the three was fatally stabbed at the Plaza Centre and declared dead at the scene. The others were taken for medical treatment.

Ladysmith Visible Policing officers responded like lightning to the incident. They secured valuable information as to the direction the suspect had fled in and quickly traced him to a building in the CBD.

He was arrested with a blood-stained knife, believed to be the murder weapon.

He faces charges of murder, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, as well as carrying a dangerous weapon, and appeared in the Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (January 10).

The deceased (29) has not yet been identified.

KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner Major General Bheki Langa praised the policemen who quickly responded to the complaint and arrested the suspect within minutes of the crime. “The police will work tirelessly in gathering enough evidence that will lead to the conviction of the suspect,” he said.


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