Tavern stabbings, 2 suspects in Kroonstad court

South African Police Service

Tavern stabbings, 2 suspects in Kroonstad court
Tavern stabbings, 2 suspects in Kroonstad court

Two suspects, aged 26 and 36 are expected to appear before Kroonstad Magistrate Court on 29 August 2022 on charges of murder, attempted murder and Assault GBH.

It is alleged that on Saturday, 27 August 2022 at about 00:30, two suspects were drinking at a tavern when a female stepped outside and was later seen talking to the people inside a white Mercedes Benz Sprinter.

A fight started next to the Sprinter and the passenger seated on the left was stabbed.

The driver tried to stop the fight however, he was also stabbed behind the neck. It is alleged that he went back inside the vehicle but later succumbed due to his injuries.

The third person who was stabbed, was a bystander that came to stop the fight.

The two victims were rushed to the hospital for immediate medical attention and the driver died on the scene.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service