Suspect linked to murder outside Graaff Reinet tavern arrested

GRAAFF REINET – A 26-year old man will appear in the Graaff-Reinet magistrate’s court on a charge of murder for his alleged involvement in the murder of a man outside a local tavern in Graaff Reinet on Sunday evening.

On Monday, 31 October 2022 around 00:30, police in Graaff Reinet were summoned to a local hospital where they were shown the body of a 25-year-old man with a stab wound in the upper body.  The identity of the deceased is being withheld until a formal identification process is concluded.

Immediately leads were followed, which resulted to the arrest of a 25-year old man.  The suspect was positively linked through a CCTV footage near a local tavern, and it is believed that was the crime scene.  A 25-year-old man is due to appear in the Graaff Reinet magistrate’s court on a charge of murder.  Police also seized a murder weapon.




Source: South African Police Service