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Eastern Cape - A recent graduate from a circumcision school was arrested for murder following the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man at Nyahwarha, near Dutywa, in the Eastern Cape on Saturday, police said.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the man was stabbed after he had asked a 19-year-old youth, who was only two weeks out of a circumcision school, why he was at a tavern and not at home.

“The 19-year-old suspect drew his knife and stabbed the 21-year-old man on his upper body. The deceased died instantly and a case of murder was opened,” said Manatha.

The 19-year-old is expected to appear in the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Manatha said the knife was recovered. -Sapa

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