A 30-year-old murder suspect is appearing in the Mtunzini Magistrate’s Court for the murder of 35-year-old Sandile Buthelezi. It is alleged that on 26 April 2021, at 22:40, the suspect and Buthelezi were at Salveshe Road, Isikhalambazo socializing with some friends when an argument ensued.
The suspect was annoyed by Buthelezi who was spending a lot of time talking on his phone instead of conversing with them. He continued to provoke Buthelezi but was stopped by some friends and he walked away.
A short while later he came back, uttered no words and stabbed the victim twice on the chest.
Buthelezi attempted to fight back but was too frail to stop the suspect. He was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries on arrival.
A murder case was opened at Sundumbili police station for investigation. The suspect was traced and was arrested the same day for murder.