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Teen shot, killed over cellphone

2012-10-03 10:03

Johannesburg - A teenage boy was shot and killed over a cellphone and his friend stabbed in Mthatha, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.

"Four high school boys were on their way to a venue to study on Tuesday evening when three men attacked them and robbed them of a cellphone," spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said.

The attackers were armed with a gun and knives.

"The 18-year-old owner of the cellphone died on the scene. His friend was taken to hospital after suffering serious stab wounds."

Two of the boys managed to run away and seek help. No arrests had been made.

Comments
  • logical007 - 2012-10-03 10:12

    Just another day in Sunny South Africa!!! THUGS!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-03 11:17

      My goodness MemeMan, you actually make a lot of sense when not spouting off the Atheist gunk. I wholeheartedly agree with you on this one. We need to stop complaining and do something. Our sector is also very well organized and crime is down in our area because of it.

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-10-03 11:28

      Well im lucky enough to live in a place that has little crime and maybe one to two murders a year.... Our SAP boys do take l

      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-10-03 11:28

      Long to get to you buy generally there officiant

      pj.egolie - 2012-10-03 17:20

      This happens also here in holland and belgium

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-10-03 10:18

    f^#%#ken disgusting!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-10-03 10:20

    It's shocking just of how little value of even a child is in this country. Killing a child no more significant to these buggers as squashing a bug. Why do they deserve human rights? Surely these thugs can't be described as human

  • arm.witmens - 2012-10-03 10:20

    Another instance of " I'm entitled to other people's things " and " I'm a lazy animal, so i'll just steal what i need " RIP

  • sonia.bloem - 2012-10-03 10:30

    A life for a cellphone.... What the hell is wrong with the kind of person that would kill another over a object that can break so easily!! Disgusting!!!

  • merry.martin.944 - 2012-10-03 10:38

    So sad. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-10-03 10:39

    This is what happens when you let wild animals out their cage. Welcome to the new "free" South Africa,where the criminals make the rules and do as they please.

  • hendrikvs - 2012-10-03 10:51

    And who do we have to thank? cancer of course!

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-03 10:51

    Happened to me once, lucky im still alive, idiots stabbed me after taking my cellphone, shoes and jacket, spent a month in hospital. Good thing they were caught and charged with attempted murder

      Dave - 2012-10-03 11:06

      A lucky man indeed

  • noncedo.makabeni - 2012-10-03 10:54

    do we have to die for our valuables?

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-03 11:54

      You call that valuables? Here is a little titbit you might not have noticed. These days you get killed AFTER the criminals got their filthy hands on your property. Have you noticed that?

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-10-03 10:55

    guess its not even save anymore to walk in groups....so sad,they have no respect for the life of others.

  • Dave - 2012-10-03 10:55

    sad sad sad sad sad This country has the capacity to make a grown man cry in shame.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-03 10:59

    These rotters will kill you for the dirt under your nails.....filthy bastards!

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-03 11:42

    So Mrs Mandela what do you think about this, no dicipline in the home Fathers having children and leaving them to poor granny to look after and mom who probably is trying to hold down two jobs. Kids sell drugs to kids it's easy money, if I want something and it belongs to you I just take it.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-03 11:55

    The mob must do its work!

  • Jivan Ramsamooj - 2012-10-03 11:56

    we live in a sick country wid sick ppl. Bring back da death penalty n instil sum fear in dese dirty dogs. If u got all ur body parts in full working condition I dnt see da reason y dey cannot work n earn a honest living like every1 else. Got no remorse 4 dese bastard s when dey take da lives of innocent ppl. Bring back da death penalty. Da ppl who got da death penalty in apartheid sa died 4 all da right reasons fighting 4 freedom of da ppl. Shame dese ppl mus b turning in their graves knowing wots happening now. i think if da death penalty shud b brought back. Da ppl who fought for wot we got now,their souls will b in peace.

  • nkewanas - 2012-10-03 12:46

    mxm yerrr i hate thugs with passion...how can u kill some for his belonging......

  • nkewanas - 2012-10-03 12:47

    mxm yerrr i hate thugs with passion...how can u kill some one for his belonging......

  • UMvelase - 2012-10-03 13:36

    Mob justice is the only solution now. Beat up and kill the idiots. The bloody government has proved it doesn't care!\r\nThe bloody pigs should be put to death!

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