A 24-year-old suspect was arrested within four hours of the murder of a 25-year-old man in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape on Friday.
Police said the victim and friends were busy talking in Tarragona Road‚ Sea Vista‚ on Friday afternoon when they were approached at about 3.30pm by a man who suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest.
The victim‚ whose identity has not yet been disclosed‚ died at the scene and the suspect fled into the bushes.
“Police were summoned to the scene which led to a comprehensive search of the area. At about 19:30 last night‚ the suspect was apprehended in Sea Vista and the alleged murder weapon was also seized‚” police said.
The Acting Cluster Commander of Humansdorp‚ Colonel Simon Swarts‚ commended the police officials for their swift action resulting in the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder.
Source: TMG Digital.