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Man arrested for stabbing

Police say the suspect apparently accused the deceased of having an affair with his girlfriend.

A man is in police custody after stabbing another man to death in an alleged love triangle in Diepsloot. Picture: sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another man to death in Diepsloot, North of Johannesburg.

Police say the suspect apparently accused the deceased of having an affair with his girlfriend.

The man was taken into custody on Friday.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says the murder weapon used has been recovered.

"The deceased and the woman are reported to have been in a relationship for about a year and were blessed with a baby of about one month. The police seized the alleged murder weapon and the suspect will be charged with murder.

"He will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court soon."

Meanwhile, a woman has been arrested for taking part in an alleged mob justice incident also in Diepsloot.

Police say the 28-year-old is believed to have assaulted a man last year for apparently robbing a shop in the area.

The woman was apprehended by authorities on Friday and is due to appear in court soon.

The police's Daniel Mavimbela says, "Police are investigating allegations that this woman intimidated an eyewitness and that she could have been involved in at least one other incident of mob justice in Diepsloot.

"She will be charged with murder and she will appear in the Pretoria Magistrates Court."

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