BREAKING: Suspected mentally ill man kills 6, injures 4 at Apostolic shrine in Redcliff

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Police in Redcliff has arrested a 26-year-old man from Redcliff’s Rutendo suburb after he stabbed six people to death and injured four others in the early hours of Saturday, midlandsnews can report.

National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident and said that the suspect, who has a mental illness, pounced on an all-night prayer vigil at around 0300 hours this Saturday.

Police say the 26-year-old man stabbed six people to death and injured four others on 9/10/21 at around 0300 hrs at Stoneclere, Rutendo suburb in Redcliff, after a suspected mental illness man went biserk while attending an all-night prayer at a local apostolic shrine.

Police arrested the suspect and recovered a hoe, axe, kitchen knife and three spears.

Police said they are currently carrying out investigations into the incident and more details will follow in due course.