HOOPDAL — A murder case was opened at Lephalale SAPS on Monday 26 June after MJ Kaboyame (35) was stabbed with a sharp object in the Skierlik informal settlement near Hoopdal.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS spokesperson, Kaboyame (the deceased) and a friend were on their way home after spending time at Druzer Tavern when they were approached by an unknown man. The unknown suspect allegedly pulled out a sharp object and attacked the two men. He stabbed the deceased in his chest and killed him. Kaboyame was declared dead on the scene.
The unknown suspect allegedly also stabbed the other man in his neck with the same sharp object. He was transported to Thabazimbi Provincial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Mokoena says he was released later on Monday morning.
At the time of going to print the suspect was still on the run and the motive for the incident was unknown.