Three men were stabbed to death in three different incidents in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.
One of the three men was killed on Saturday evening following a squabble with his friend in Hankey, said Inspector Gerda Swart.
A 29-year-old man was arrested shortly after the 5pm incident.
“It is alleged that they were arguing when the arrested man grabbed a knife and stabbed his friend on the chest. We were called to the scene after the stabbed man died and made an arrest,” said Swart.
The man is expected to appear in the Hankey Magistrate’s Court on Monday, facing a charge of murder.
In another incident a 33-year-old man was stabbed to death in Kwanobuhle.
His body was found in Lawrence Vinqi street on Saturday around 4pm, Swart said.
“He was stabbed in his forehead, chest and right shoulder. The motive of the killing is unknown.”
No arrest has been made and Swart urged those with information to call the investigating officer on 041-978-8600.
Three hours before the Kwanobuhle murder, another man was stabbed to death in Jeffreys Baby, allegedly by his friend.
“When the two were fighting they were with a woman who went to call for help. When she arrived with the police, they found one man on the bed with stab wounds on his back and neck,” she said.
A 30-year-old man was arrested and is expected to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. He faces a charge of murder. – Sapa
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