A young nurse was brutally murdered allegedly by her boyfriend in Esikhaleni, KZN. Image: Pixabay.

Mozambican national killed by fellow countryman in Mpumalanga

According to Mpumalanga authorities, the victim’s friend found his body in a pool of blood, with the suspected murder weapon next to him


A young nurse was brutally murdered allegedly by her boyfriend in Esikhaleni, KZN. Image: Pixabay.

The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga has confirmed that a 24-year-old Mozambican national has died after being stabbed to death, allegedly by his fellow countryman.

According to SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the incident occurred between Wednesday, 24 August 2022 and Thursday, 25 August 2022.

“It is alleged that both the deceased and the suspect were working for one employer for a building construction and they were also renting the same house in Boschfontein. According to information at police’s disposal, the victim and the suspect had an argument and they never got along for about four days over the suspicions that one used the other one’s bedroom,” Mohlala added.


SAPS Mpumalanga has since launched an investigation into the Mozambican man’s murder and are also on a manhunt for the suspect.

“Police hereby request Edson Salvadon to assist police with investigation or anyone who might know his whereabouts to contact Captain Busi Kunene on 082 448 9521 or contact Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MySAPS App. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous,” Mohlala said.

The two men were last seen on Wednesday, but still not on good terms. According to police, the victim’s friend was the one who discovered his body.

“They were last seen together on Wednesday, but still not in good terms. On Thursday, when the deceased’s friend could not see him for the whole day, he decided to visit him and was shocked to find him in a pool of blood where he was later certified dead by medical personnel. A murder weapon was also found next to the deceased”

SAPS Mpumalanga spokesperson Selvy Mohlala