Preserving a crime scene and making sure that anyone and everyone present are meticulously screened and interviewed is pivotal in an investigation.
This is exactly what SAPS Walmer detectives did which led them to the arrest of the alleged murder suspect at the scene on the evening of 19 November 2022 in Walmer Township.
It is alleged that at about 17:45 on the mentioned date, police responded to a complaint of a murder at a house in Hoseya Sreet in Walmer location.
On arrival, the body of Malibongwe Nicholas Mtya (40) was found in a room. He sustained a stab wound in his chest.
On questioning people that had gathered at the scene, detectives noticed a very nervous male who claimed to be the cousin of the deceased.
The 40-year-old man was taken to the police station for further questioning.
The motive for the murder is yet to be established. The deceased cousin was detained on a charge of murder.
He is expected to appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on Monday, 21 November 2022.