Teenager arrested after fatal stabbing in Limpopo school fight

21 May 2019 - 16:15 By Nico Gous
A Limpopo school pupil has been arrested after his classmate was fatally stabbed in a fight.
A Limpopo school pupil has been arrested after his classmate was fatally stabbed in a fight.
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A 15-year-old pupil in Mankweng, Limpopo, was arrested on Tuesday morning for fatally stabbing a classmate at school.

"It is alleged that the two learners had a fight while playing within the school premises," said police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe.

"Subsequently the suspect produced a sharp instrument and stabbed the deceased before fleeing.

"The deceased was taken to the hospital but was certified dead on arrival."

The boy who died has been identified as 16-year-old David Metlape, grade 8 pupil at Robert Machaka Secondary School.

The suspect was tracked down to the top of a small hill, where the alleged murder weapon was found.

He will appear in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court soon.


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