South Africa: Man in Custody for the Death of Wentworth Teen

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A 20-year-old man is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrates Court tomorrow, 04 August 2020 for murder. The suspect was arrested by the police officers from the EThekwini District Trio Task Team.

On 31 July 2020 at 22:20, Donell Potgieter, 17, was stabbed on the chest at a home on Hime Street in Wentworth. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was taken to hospital for medical attention. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. A case of murder was opened at Wentworth police station for investigation.

Police officers worked tirelessly to solve the case and apprehend the suspect. The suspect was arrested on 2 August 2020. He was detained at Wentworth police station where he was charged for murder.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the team for the arrest of the suspect. "Recent breakthrough into some of the murders and attempted murders at Wentworth are welcomed," he said.

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