MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING TWO SIBLINGS AFTER ILLEGAL GAMBLING, ONE SUCCUMBED WHILST ANOTHER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT
Nelspruit – 06 December 2021: An 18-year-old male suspect was arrested by police in Bushbuckridge on allegations of stabbing two brothers whereby one, aged 23 succumbed to his injuries meanwhile the other, aged 19 was taken to hospital for medical treatment after sustaining some injuries. The shocking incident occurred at Violetbank near Bushbuckridge around 05h00 in the morning of Sunday, 05 December 2021.
Reports indicate that the incident occurred inside a yard of a certain tavern which was reportedly closed at the time. It is said that whilst engaged in gambling (playing dice), an argument broke out between the young man and the two brothers which ended tragically whereby the siblings were both stabbed. The one who was fatally stabbed has since been identified by his family as Karabo Mathosi.
The matter was reported to the police at Bushbuckridge where a case was opened with one count of murder and another count of attempted murder. Police began with their investigation and arrested the suspect as well as charged him accordingly. He is due to appear in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court today, 06 December 2021 facing the said charges.