Man appears in court for murder after attacking colleague with an electric grinder

A 36-year-old man recently appeared in the Kwamhlanga Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder. It is alleged that the man killed his colleague using an electric grinder, the incident occurred on Sunday, the 27th of June 2021, at Magodongo Moloto in Kwamhlanga.

According to information received by the police, the two men were hired to do roofing at a certain house in the area. While working, an argument broke out between the two, where the suspect accused the victim of stealing his cell phone. It is then that the suspect, who had a grinder in his hand, allegedly attacked the victim and cut him on his upper body in the process.

The police and medical personnel were summoned to the scene and the victim was certified dead at the scene. The suspect was swiftly arrested thereafter.

The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga Major General Thulani Phahla strongly condemned this heinous act and applauded the swift arrest of the suspect.

“People should learn to solve matters in an amicable manner to prevent unnecessary loss of life,” said General Phahla.

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