CNS Reporter
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26 Oct 2015
5:04 pm

Learner, 17, denied bail after stabbing another to death

CNS Reporter

A 17-year-old learner has been denied bail in Westonaria Magistrates’ Court in Gauteng after he stabbed and killed another learner on Friday, October 26, 2015.

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Sergeant Linkie Lefakane in a statement said the victim was sitting outside the school premises waiting for his transport when he was accosted by the suspect.

According to the witness, two teenage boys came towards the victim, and one handed a knife to the other one, who stabbed the victim without any apparent provocation. The victim was rushed to a local clinic but died on arrival.

The suspect was later traced and arrested by Bekkersdal police. He appeared before Westonaria Magistrates’ on Monday and was denied bail.

He is expected to be back in court on Wednesday, October 29, 2015.

A 19-year-old pupil from a Midrand school was arrested in Ivory Park in May after he allegedly stabbed and killed another pupil, 18, with a pair of scissors.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Neldah Sekgobela said: “Police received a complaint from the school principal, and on arrival they found the paramedics already at the scene, who declared the victim dead.”

It is alleged the two had an argument, and the suspect took out a pair of scissors, which he was using to cut out pictures and stabbed the victim once in the middle of his body. Both pupils were in Grade 12.

Gauteng department of education spokesperson Phumla Sekhonyane said the department was aware of the incident. “The department was alerted of the incident by the principal this morning and has met with the school, victim and suspect’s families over this tragic incident,” she said.

– Caxton News Service