In a tragic incident that occurred on Sunday, 26 November 2023, a 35-year-old man lost his life after being stabbed by a 19-year-old suspect in Phugwani village.
The suspect was apprehended by the Police in Malamulele after his family handed him over.
According to reports, the victim, Fistos Mabasa, was enjoying a drink with a group of people, including the suspect, when the incident took place.
Allegedly, the suspect followed Mabasa to the restroom and attacked him with a sharp object, causing fatal injuries to his upper body.
Upon receiving the distress call, the Police and Emergency Services rushed to the scene. However, by the time they arrived, the suspect had already fled. Tragically, Mabasa was pronounced dead at the scene.
The swift action of the suspect’s family in handing him over to the Police is commendable. It demonstrates the importance of community involvement in ensuring justice is served.
The suspect is now in custody and is scheduled to appear before the Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 28 November 2023.
While the arrest provides some closure to the grieving family and friends of Fistos Mabasa, the investigation is far from over.
The Police are continuing their efforts to gather evidence and determine the motive behind this senseless act of violence.