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Mthatha - Six men were arrested for allegedly stabbing a teenager to death in Bongweni, Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

The men, aged between 19 and 21, allegedly stabbed the 17-year-old boy during a fight at a tavern on Monday, Warrant Officer Dineo Koena said.

The teenager sustained head wounds and died on the scene. The six would appear in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court soon.