A Shopkeeper has been stabbed to death in Cape Town after refusing to sell cigarettes.
Spokesperson Brig Vishnu Naidoo, speaking to Sowentan, said two shopkeepers were attacked after closing on Wednesday. He explained that the shopkeeper and his friend were in the back room when they heard a knock on the door at 7.30pm.
“They asked who it was. The person identified himself, and because they knew who it was they opened the door for him.
“The visitor asked the shopkeepers if he could buy cigarettes. They said no and an argument ensued. The suspect then stabbed the two shopkeepers with a knife. Both were stabbed once in the neck.
“The two victims went out the front door of the shop to look for help and members of the public phoned for an ambulance the police.
“Upon arrival of the ambulance, one of the victims, a 27-year-old, had already died, while the second was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated.”
However, Naidoo added that the suspect was arrested by Malmesbury Police on Thursday morning.
“The suspect will be facing charges of murder and attempted murder,” he said.
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