Ivory Park detectives have finally managed to locate and arrest a 23 year old man who has been wanted in connection with a fatal stabbing of another man. The suspect was arrested in Exubeni Section, Tembisa, early yesterday at his rented place.

The suspect is alleged to have stabbed a 30-year-old man from Kaalfontein in June last year during a drunken related argument which took place at a tavern. It is not yet clear what the source of the argument was about.

The deceased was stabbed once in the neck and was declared dead at the scene. The suspect fled the scene immediately after the murder and later changed his residential address. Unbeknown to him was that the team of detectives assigned with tracing him was working around the clock and were not prepared to rest until he was brought to book to answer to the allegations levelled against him.

The station commander of the Ivory Park SAPS, Brigadier David Mbongeni Ngcobo, has welcomed the arrest. “We want to make it clear that all the cases reported to us do receive all the attention they so deserve, and anyone who thinks s/he may come into Ivory Park and shatter lives and cause trauma will be dealt with accordingly,” said Brigadier Ngcobo.

Brigadier Ngcobo further thanked the members of the community whose statements, and the ongoing assistance , played a significant part in landing the suspect behind bars.

The suspect has been charged with murder and is expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court soon.

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