Initiate dies after beating, cops say

2013-06-30 12:02

A 17-year-old has died at an initiation school at Majemantsho village, in Mahikeng, North West police have said.

Police preliminary investigations found he had been assaulted, all over his body and head, with a sjambok, said Lt-Col Lesego Metsi today.

"... The deceased was found by another initiate lying dead outside their kraal and he called their principal," he said.

The teenager's family was notified on Saturday and they called the police.

Metsi said two people, aged 28, were arrested and would appear in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court tomorrow.

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