Man arrested allegedly stabs another man to death over woman

24-year-old man has been arrested in Eastern Cape, allegedly stabs another man to death over jealousy he’s taking his girlfriend.

According to police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha, Flagstaff police arrested the 24-year-old suspect for the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man.

“It is alleged that the suspect saw the 35-year-old man standing with his girlfriend on Wednesday at about 20:30 at Nqabeni Locality, Hewu village, Flagstaff.”

Flagstaff is about 80km south-east of Kokstad and 45km north of Lusikisiki.

“The suspect drew his knife and allegedly stabbed the 35-year-old man on his upper body.”

The man died on the scene. A murder case was registered at Flagstaff police station. The suspect was traced and arrested, Manatha said.

“The suspect has been formally charged with murder. [He] will appear before the Flagstaff Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a murder charge. The identity of the deceased is still being withheld until all his relatives are officially informed of his murder.”