On Sunday, November 19, at about 7am, Constable K Govender of Umkomaas SAPS was called to G J Crookes Hospital, where he viewed the body of a 24 year male who had been stabbed in the back.
The brother of the deceased informed police that the deceased was stabbed in Ebony Road in V Section, Umkomaas and had been taken to hospital.
The brother had recovered a black knife which the police entered as an exhibit. Two 18-year old suspects were then arrested by W/O Logan Naidoo, even though he was on leave.
Acting Umkomaas Station Commander, Lt Col Nene, and Vispol Commander Narain, commended W/O Naidoo for making personal sacrifices whilst being on leave and undertaking the arrests of the murder suspects.
The matter is under investigation and members of the public who can assist the police are requested to contact the Umkomaas SAPS. It has been reported that the deceased was from Newhaven.