In a separate incident in Galeshewe, a suspect handed himself over to the police after a man was fatally stabbed
THE GALESHEWE police are investigating a case of murder after a 58-year-old man was allegedly fatally stabbed in the chest by his 19-year-old son in an altercation over a school blazer.
Police spokesperson Captain Bashoabile Kale said the altercation, apparently regarding how the deceased would purchase the school blazer, at their home in Botsang Street, Galeshewe on Saturday, March 13 at about 2pm.
“The father was only able to afford a blazer valued at R200,” said Kale.
He added that the son was arrested by the Mangaung police after his family informed them that he had fled to Bloemfontein.
“Upon his arrest, two knives were confiscated from him. Further tests will be conducted to determine if they were used as the murder weapons.”
Kale said the suspect was transported back to Kimberley and is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder.
In a separate incident, a suspect handed himself over to the police after a 27-year-old man stabbed to death in the street in Galeshewe during the early hours of Saturday morning.
Kale said the deceased apparently confronted two suspects in Madiba Square on March 13, at around 3am, in connection with his shanty that had been burnt down.
“A case of arson was never reported to the police,” added Kale.
He said that a quarrel ensued and the suspects allegedly stabbed the deceased, who was declared dead on the scene.
“The second suspect is still at large,” said Kale.
“The suspect is expected to appear in the Galeshewe Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder.”