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Suspect Arrested For Fatally Stabbing 19-Year-Old At A Tavern

Upon receiving the distress call, the local police and Emergency Medical Services swiftly responded to the scene. Tragically, they discovered the victim lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

A 21-year-old suspect is set to appear in the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court today following his arrest for an alleged murder. The incident occurred on 26 February 2024 at approximately 02:00 at a tavern in Dirkiesdorp, where the suspect reportedly stabbed a 19-year-old male victim.

Upon receiving the distress call, the local police and Emergency Medical Services swiftly responded to the scene. Tragically, they discovered the victim lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his upper body.

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Despite the efforts of the Emergency Medical Services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dirkiesdorp SAPS wasted no time in launching a murder investigation, which led them to the apprehension of the suspect on 27 February 2024. He was subsequently charged with murder.

Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, has expressed her strong condemnation of the incident. She commended the members of the police force for their prompt and efficient investigation, which resulted in the swift arrest of the suspect.

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The suspect, a 21-year-old individual, will face the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court, where he will be held accountable for his alleged actions. The court appearance is scheduled for tomorrow.

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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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