A man was stabbed to death at a tavern in Lomanyaneng, North West police said on Sunday.

The incident happened at 1.30am on Saturday at a local tavern when an argument ensued between two men, said Captain Amanda Funani.

“The suspect stabbed the victim with a knife in the left side of his neck. The friends of the deceased took to him to Lomanyaneng police station to seek for help,” she said.

The victim, 31, was declared dead after the arrival of paramedics at the police station.

The 25-year-old man accused of killing the victim was taken to the Mafikeng Provincial Hospital with stab wounds to his shoulders.

He is under police guard.

Police also arrested a 21-year-old man, who was a friend to the victim, for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, after he attacked the alleged killer.

The man is expected to appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Monday. - Sapa