Teen held for axe murder in E Cape

2015-01-10 22:36
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Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested for hacking another teenager to death with an axe in the Zingqayi village in Butterworth.

A police spokesperson said on Saturday that the two had been in an argument after attending a traditional ceremony.

As they were leaving, they exchanged words and the one boy went home to fetch an axe.

He allegedly returned and attacked the boy, also aged 15, who was later taken to hospital, but he had died upon arrival.

The teenager would appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of murder.

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