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Arrests Made In Brutal Murder Of Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

“The suspects were arrested in Alexandra with the help from the members of the community,” Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.  “Several exhibits that may be used as evidence were seized during the arrests.”

The group was arrested on Sunday evening.

The 35-year-old Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed in Alexandra on Saturday morning and later died in hospital.

The three are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of murder.
Arrests Made In Brutal Murder Of Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole
Dlamini said a manhunt for a fourth person was continuing.

On Sunday, Gauteng police announced it was offering a reward of up to R100 000 for information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of those who killed Sithole.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said a manhunt for a group of four men has been launched.

Dlamini said police were still investigating whether his death was related to xenophobia, saying it seemed to have been related to an argument between a street vendor and a customer.

“While police are also investigating the motive for the killing, witnesses allege that the victim was a street vendor and selling cigarettes,” Dlamini said in a statement.

The Killing of Emmanuel SitHole In South Africa
After being stalked down a street, taunted and hit with a wrench, Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole was cornered by his attackers, stabbed in the heart and left to die on a rubbish-strewn Alexandra street early yesterday morning. The Sunday Times rushed him to Edenvale Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)

Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole tried to fend off his attackers in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. He later died from his wounds. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)

Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole surrounded by men in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)

Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole tried to fend off his attackers in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. He later died from his wounds. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)

Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole after being attacked by men in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. He later died from his wounds. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)


Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole collapses on the pavement after he was attacked by men in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. He later died from his wounds. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)
Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole after he was attacked by men in Alexandra township in Johannesburg on April 18, 2015. He later died from his wounds. (Photo Credit: James Oatway/Sunday Times)
“Suspects approached him and took his goods without paying and thereafter an argument ensued. He was then confronted by one of the suspects who was wielding a knife.”

Sithole was stabbed and taken to a local clinic where he later succumbed to his wounds.

“The ruthless killers of Emmanuel Sithole will face the full might of the law and we are calling all the community of Alexandra to take a stand against criminal elements and help the police to bring them to book,” Major General Vincent Leshabane said.

“Any information will be treated as anonymous and people who know the whereabouts of the suspects should come forward without fear.”
(Source: Mail&Guardian)
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