School murder suspect arrested

A 21-year-old grade 11 learner has been arrested on charges of murder, following the death of a fellow learner.
According to police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo, the deceased learner was fatally stabbed during a fight in Vlakfontein, Johannesburg.
“Preliminary information suggests that a group of boys were fighting outside the school premises on Thursday, 17 November 2022, when a 20-year-old learner was stabbed with a sharp object on the upper body. The learner was taken to the nearest medical care centre, where he was certified dead.
“Police went searching for the suspects and arrested a fellow learner, who has since been charged with murder. The motive for the fight cannot be confirmed at this stage. An investigation is underway,” Masondo said.
The 21-year-old is expected to appear in the Lenasia Magistrate’s Court on a date yet to be announced.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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