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20-Year-Old Durban Man Arrested After Injuring Dad And Stabbing Granddad To Death

According to KZN provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda, the mother, father, and son were inside the house during the heavy rains and were working together to keep water out when a dispute between the father and son ensued.

Following an argument during the destructive KwaZulu-Natal flash floods on Saturday evening, a 20-year-old Durban man was apprehended in connection with the death of his grandfather and the attempted murder of his father.

The incident occurred on Saturday evening in Verulam’s Lotusville neighbourhood, when family members were working together to keep water from flash floods from entering the house.

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According to KZN provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda, the mother, father, and son were inside the house during the heavy rains and were working together to keep water out when a dispute between the father and son ensued.

“The grandfather reportedly tried to intervene and the 20-year-old allegedly picked up a knife and stabbed both his grandfather and his father.

“The grandfather succumbed to his injuries in hospital, whilst the father is still nursing his stab wounds in hospital,” said Netshuinda.

Officers from the Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) arrived to the scene after receiving reports of a stabbing after 10 p.m. According to Prem Balram, a man in his twenties allegedly stabbed his elderly grandfather and father with a “large knife in a fit of rage.”

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“Details leading up to the incident could not be confirmed, but it was alleged that the family were dealing with flooding on their property. An argument ensued which led to the murder and attempted murder.”

According to Balram, the culprit was seized quickly and handed over to police, who detained him.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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