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Boy, 15, stabs neighbour to death

ILLUSTRATION: Blood stained knife

A teenage boy is in police custody after he allegedly stabbed his play mate to death at Takatokwane last Tuesday.

Takatokwane police have confirmed the incident noting that the neighbours aged 15 and 18-years respectively, had been playing on the nearby dirt road at night when the tragedy occurred.

The younger boy, a Standard 7 student, is said to have lost his temper and whipped out a knife stabbing the older boy under the breast.

The deceased’s younger sister who witnessed the incident is said to have reported the matter to her 31-year-old aunt who had by then retired to bed and she called the police.

Takatokwane Police Station Commander, Superintendent Lesego Godiramang, briefly confirmed the murder incident to this publication.

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“It’s true we are investigating the incident in which a certain man aged 18 lost his life. The incident was reported at night at around 10pm after it occurred. It is still a fresh matter and we’re still investigating to establishe what actually happened,” explained the police boss.

While the deceased’s lifeless body is still lying at Scottish Livingstone Hospital awaiting post-mortem, the suspect is being held  in police custody awaiting arraignment before court.

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