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Johannesburg - A 28-year-old man was stabbed inside a KFC shop in central Johannesburg, and later died, Gauteng police said on Monday.

Three men allegedly tried to rob him, said Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele.

He then ran into a shop on the corner of Klein and Noord streets.

“(The) victim ran inside the KFC where one of the suspects followed and stabbed him once in the upper body.”

He was taken to hospital but died on arrival.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with his murder, said Mbele.

He would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon. - Sapa