A homeless man was killed Monday morning in front of the Beach Hotel in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.
The body of a man was found on the sidewalk at Marine Drive in front of the hotel at about 4:30 p.m.
Eyewitnesses say a fight broke out when another homeless man wanted the jacket of the deceased.
“The argument became physical and the victim was stabbed several times,” says Police spokesman Priscilla Naidu.
The man collapsed on the sidewalk and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Naidu says the police suspect the other homeless man fled with the jacket as the deceased was found without a jacket.
She said police were following strong leads Monday afternoon, but no one had been arrested yet.