W Cape boy appears over shooting

2013-04-08 17:46

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Cape Town - A Cape Town pupil accused of firing shots at two fellow pupils appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the case was postponed until 19 April for further investigation.

The 14-year-old Oaklands High School pupil, who may not be named, faces two charges of attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

At a previous appearance, he was released into his father's care on condition he attend a new school, that he not visit the Cape Flats suburb of Hanover Park until the case is finalised, and that he not contact State witnesses.

The court heard on Monday that the boy's guardian had registered him at another school, but that its governing body had intervened and denied him a place.

"The court is now facing the dilemma of ensuring that he is at school and his guardians are busy sorting that out," Ntabazalila said.

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