Suspect stabs victim, continues drinking

Suspect stabs victim, continues drinking

Police are investigating the murder of a man at a tavern in Johannesburg. His alleged killer returned to his drink after the incident occurred on Wednesday night.

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A 23-year-old man is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of murder before the end of the year.

Police say the suspect allegedly stabbed another man in the upper body several times as the two were arguing in the Ntokozweni Tavern - a block away from the magistrate's court he is due to appear in.

He then allegedly dragged the victim outside, who was later declared dead on scene by paramedics.

"Police were contacted and found the suspect inside the tavern continuing with his drinks," says spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele.

The motive for the attack is yet to be determined but Mbele adds they also want to establish why there was no security at the tavern.

The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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