Man appears for Meqheleng murder

knife_murderA man alleged to have fatally stabbed another in the Meqheleng area outside Ficksburg was denied bail in the Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Free State police said.

Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini said Liphaphang Ben Masilo, 25, was arrested in connection with the murder of Libetlele Ntshala.

Ntshala, 29, was killed on Friday.

“It is alleged that… the victim was walking alone in the street and met with the suspect. The suspect took out a knife and stabbed the deceased in the neck and he bled to death,” said Dhlamini.

“The police responded quickly to the scene. They found the suspect still holding a knife in his hand while the deceased was lying on the ground in the open field.”

Masilo’s case would continue on September 30. – Sapa