A 21-year-old learner who is in grade eleven has been arrested for the alleged fatal stabbing of a fellow learner in Vlakfontein, South of 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 center where he was certified dead.
Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo says police went searching for the suspects and arrested a fellow learner who has since been charged with murder. The motive for the fighting cannot be confirmed at this stage, the investigation is underway.
Furthermore the arrested learner is expected to appear before Lenasia Magistrate Court in due course.