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NC cops probe three murder cases

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Three victims stabbed to death in separate incidents following arguments.

File picture: Henk Kruger/ANA

THE NORTHERN Cape police are investigating three cases of murder following separate incidents in different towns in the Province on the weekend.

A 60-year-old man was murdered in Rietfontein on Friday. It is alleged that he was stabbed to death by a 28-year-old suspect during an argument. He was declared dead on the scene.

In another incident, also on Friday, a 67-year-old man was arrested at Kanoneiland for allegedly fatally stabbing his brother.

The two brothers were reportedly embroiled in an argument which led to the suspect allegedly stabbing his 53-year-old brother to death.

The suspect was arrested at the scene after the victim was certified dead.

In the third incident, a 30-year-old man was arrested in Deben for the murder of a 40-year-old woman.

The two apparently had an argument and the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in the neck.

She died on the scene and the suspect was arrested.

All arrested suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi called on the public to drink responsibly. She pointed out that a number of murders can be linked to alcohol abuse and often stem from arguments between the suspects and the victims while intoxicated.

“The public is urged to consume alcohol responsibly and not to resort to violence but to rather find amicable solutions to resolve their problems.”