Man stabbed roommate to death over shared maize meal

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

MUSINA-Police in Musina, arrested a 32-year-old man accused of murder, after he allegedly stabbed and killed a 30-year-old roommate.

The 30-year-old man was murdered at around midnight on Saturday, according to Limpopo police spokesperson, Colonel Malesela Ledwaba.

“According to the information received, police were summoned to the scene at Lotto Khokho farm, after the victim, aged 30, was stabbed with a sharp instrument. They reached the scene and found the victim with a stab wound at his upper body,” he said.

Emergency medical services were called to the scene, and the victim was declared dead.

Police said the slain man’s identity was withheld for the purpose of the ongoing investigations.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased and the suspect were sharing a rented room, and they engaged in a fight after the suspect gave someone their maize meal without the victim’s consent,” said Ledwaba.

“Police opened a case of murder and the suspect, who is a foreign national, was arrested after he handed himself to the police.”

Ledwaba said the alleged killer was appearing before Musina Magistrate’s Court.

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