The Kagiso Police are appealing to community members for their assistance locating a man suspected of murdering a 39-year-old individual during a pool game. According to Captain Solomon Sibiya, spokesperson for the Kagiso Police, the incident occurred at Mugabe’s Tavern in Rietvallei Extension 3 at approximately 06:00pm on Monday, April 3.
The victim was engaged in a pool game with the unidentified male suspect. “They had reportedly placed a R10 bet on the game, which the victim won. However, the suspect became enraged and demanded his R10 back.
In a fit of anger, he brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper body,” explained Sibiya.
Following the attack, the victim fled the tavern but tragically succumbed to his injuries after collapsing. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
“The suspect, who goes by the name Mafutha or Mafra, has since evaded capture,” Sibiya stated.
The police are urging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect to contact Detective Sergeant Munyai at 083 612 3742 or the Kagiso Police at 011 696 9059, 011 696 9065, 011 696 9067, or 011 696 9111. Alternatively, individuals can report tips anonymously to the Crime Stop line at 08600 10111, send an SMS to 32211, or utilize the MySAPS App.
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