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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.

"While the 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.

"The 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.

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