According to an official police statement the man died in Siegelaar Street, Swellendam on Friday, January 7 at approximately 21:00.
“Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was accosted by the man inside a residence which led to an attack,” Police spokesperson Sergeant Christopher Spies said.
“The assault continued into the street where the victim collapsed. He sustained serious head injuries and was later declared dead by paramedics on scene.”
Officials confirmed that the suspect would remain in police custody and that an autopsy to determine the cause of death would be conducted later this week.
The motive for the killing forms part of the ongoing police probe.