Teen stabs farm colleague to death during argument

EASTERN CAPE – SAPS Hankey arrested a 19-year-old farm employee in connection with a murder of his 45-year-old colleague, which took place at a farm in Hankey on August 8.

On Sunday morning, 8 August 2021 at about 02:00, police were summoned to a complaint of murder in one of the farm staff cottages in Kruisrivier, Hankey. It is said that at the scene, police found the body of Cornelius Antonie (45), with several stab wounds in the upper body. Police arrested Antonie’s colleague (19), and also confiscated a knife that is believed was used in the attack. The motive for the attack is yet to be established.

The suspect is detained on a charge of murder and will appear in the Hankey magistrate’s court on Tuesday, 10 August 2021.

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