19-year-old student stabbed to death by fellow student

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19-year-old Durban University of Technology (DUT) student Sifundo Mhlongo was allegedly stabbed to death by fellow student.

The fatal incident reportedly occurred at a student residence on 7 January 2021 at 16:50. A case of murder was opened at Durban Central SAPS for investigation.

“He sustained a stab wound to the neck and was declared dead at the scene by paramedics,” said Captain Nqobile Gwala, the spokesperson for SAPS KwaZulu-Natal.

The 21-year-old suspect then fled the scene after the fatal stabbing and was on the run since then.

“Yesterday morning, the investigating officer assigned to the case followed up information about the suspect involved in the murder. The suspect was arrested in the Isipingo area where he was hiding,” Gwala said.

The suspect will appear before the Durban Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.