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Suspect held for alleged murder

Potchefstroom: As part of ongoing efforts in reducing the levels of serious crimes, police in Boons near Rustenburg, arrested a 41-year-old alleged murder suspect on Saturday, 15 April 2017.

The suspect's arrest follows an incident in which a group of men including the suspect, met a 23-year-old man and his girlfriend on the evening of Saturday,15 April 2017 at Mathopestad Village, Boons.

It is alleged that an argument ensued between the suspect and the 23-year-old man after the suspect allegedly forcefully grabbed the man's girlfriend. The incident led to a fight and the suspect was stabbed with a knife.

According to information, the suspect's friends joined in the fight and together with the suspect assaulted the victim with stones and left him unconscious. The victim and the suspect were both taken to the hospital for medical treatment where the victim was declared dead on arrival. The suspect was then arrested and is expected to appear in the Koster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

Source: South African Police Service

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