A KWAZULU-Natal bridegroom was arrested for murder and attempted
murder during his wedding ceremony at his home in Ezingwenya Reserve in
Eshowe, north of KZN, police said earlier today.
Police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said the 38-year-old suspect was
arrested for allegedly shooting two men who were involved in a group
fight during the traditional wedding on Sunday.
ceremony was on, a fight broke out among young men. It is alleged that
the suspect started firing warning shots to disperse the crowd, but
unfortunately an 18-year-old victim sustained gunshot wounds in his leg
and armpit. He died at the scene," Zwane said.
The other victim survived gunshot wounds in his left arm and was rushed to hospital for treatment, Zwane said.
suspect was then arrested for murder and attempted murder, while his
firearm was confiscated. He will appear in Eshowe Magistrate's Court
in due course," said Zwane.
KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner Major-General Bheki Langa praised the police for the suspect’s swift arrest.