Teen to appear in court for murder of elderly Welbedacht man

An 18-year-old man will appear in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court in due course after he was apprehended for the brutal murder of an elderly Welbedacht man on Monday morning.

According to reports at the Chatsworth SAPS, at about 9:30am, a motorist was travelling along Welbedacht Road when he noticed an elderly person being stabbed on the side of the road.

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Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, “The driver rendered assistance and apprehended the suspect. While awaiting the arrival of police, the suspect fled from the driver. Police together with the vigilant community managed to apprehend the suspect. Sadly, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.”

A case of murder is being investigated by the Chatsworth SAPS.

Station commander of the Chatsworth SAPS, Brig James, passed his sincere condolences to the bereaved family. He also applauded the driver, who stopped to render assistance to the victim.

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“This random act of kindness is appreciated. It also resulted in the arrest of the alleged perpetrator,” he said. 

Brig James added, “The Chatsworth SAPS will ensure that this case of murder is prioritised and the alleged perpetrator placed before the criminal justice system.”

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Yoshini Perumal
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