A man is expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court, south of Durban, on Monday in connection with the murder of up and coming musician Lindokuhle Cele. Police say the suspect stabbed Cele in an alleged homophobic attack in Umlazi K section.

The incident has gone viral on social media.

Police spokesperson Nqobile Gwala says Cele was rushed to Prince Mshiyeni Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

โ€œA case of murder has been open for investigation at Bhekithemba police station after an incident that took place on the 5th of February in the evening where a 23-year-old man was stabbed in K section Umlazi. He sustained stab wounds and the knife was stuck on his left eye. He was taken to hospital for medical attention where he was declared dead upon arrival. The 20-year-old suspect was arrested for murder and is due to appear at the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court.โ€