HARRISMITH – A 19-year-old learner was allegedly stabbed to death with a knife by another learner (17) during an alleged dispute over a cellphone at school in Intabazwe near Harrismith.
“Today, at approximately 14:10, the Harrismith police responded to a complaint of someone who was allegedly stabbed with a knife at Lerato Thando High School in Intabazwe Harrismith.”said, Brigadier Motantsi Makhele
Makhele says on arrival at the scene, the police were led to one of the classrooms at the school where the body of a learner was found lying in a pool of blood near the door.
“It’s alleged that a Grade 10 learner, went to the Grade 11 class where he found a group of boys playing with a cellphone. It’s further alleged he grabbed the cellphone and refused to give it back to the boys.”
“It is alleged that the suspect (17) took a knife from one of his classmates and allegedly stabbed the deceased (19) once in the chest. He collapsed and died instantly on the scene.”
The learner was arrested on a charge of murder. He will be charged and is expected to appear before the Harrismith Magistrate’s Court soon under supervision of his parents
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