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'Hotel' guest stabs guard to death

By unknown | Aug 15, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

A security guard has been stabbed to death by a man who booked into a "hotel" in Mona Road, Durban.

The "hotel" is a cheap building where people pay to sleep overnight and does not provide food.

Police spokesman Captain Thembeka Luthuli-Mbhele said a man had paid upfront to use the facility yesterday morning but a few hours later he demanded his money back.

A quarrel ensued between the two men and the guest allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the security guard.

Meanwhile, the police in Umkomaas on the KwaZuluNatal South Coast are appealing to anyone who might have witnessed an incident in which a six-year-old child was run over by a car to come forward.

It is alleged that Nonthando Ngcobo, of Umgababa, was on her way home from school on Tuesday last week when she was run over by a VW Golf with the number NX 27494.

Police spokesman Captain Vincent Pandarum said the driver was travelling on Craigieburn Drive when he passed a group of school children and heard a bang.

"He stopped to investigate and found the child stuck under the car," Pandarum said. "He had to jack the car up to free her. The distance from the alleged point of impact to where the victim was freed from the car was about 50 metres."

After freeing the child the driver fled.

Ngcobo sustained serious injuries and was attended to by paramedics at the scene. After that she was taken to the GJ Crookes Hospital in Scottburgh and later another hospital in Durban.

She is still in a serious but stable condition.

A case of reckless and negligent driving is being investigated. Anyone with information should call 082-334-8594.


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