Man arrested for stabbing two siblings, murder and attempted murder cases opened MPUMALANGA - 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 05:00 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.
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
He is due to appear in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court today facing the said charges.