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BREAKING: Springs schoolboy stabbed to death

By Faeza
30 September 2016

A Springs schoolboy was found stabbed to death near a railway line on Friday morning, Johannesburg police said.

His body was found at 07:00 after he did not return home after cricket practice on Thursday.

"His father tried to phone him, but his phone went straight to voice mail, and started searching througout the night and wanted to report the matter in the morning to police," police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela told News24.

He was a pupil at Veritas College in Springs, east of Johannesburg, and was 17-years-old.

"At about 07:00 a member of the community found a young man dressed in school uniform behind a precast wall near the railwayline c/o Davis and Roggers road in Selection Park Springs.

"He immediatly phoned police. Another member of the community went directly to [the school] and informed them that there was one of their learners deceased.

"One of the school teachers identified the child and phoned the police. The boy was living in Dunnottar with his father."

He had been stabbed in the chest.

The boy's cellphone and cricket bag were missing.

A school official, who did not want to be named, confirmed the incident, but said details were still sketchy.

Andre Swart, from eBlockwatch, a community crime-fighting initiative, posted on Facebook that the boy would have been headboy of his school next year, but the school could not immediately confirm this.

Source: News24