Mpumalanga pupil arrested after murder

2011-11-01 14:44

A Grade 12 pupil has been arrested after a classmate was shot dead at Shammah College in KaMhlushwa near Malelane, Mpumalanga police said today.

Lieutenant colonel Leonard Hlathi said the 19-year-old pupil allegedly shot his classmate on Sunday after an argument during a school camp in preparation for matric exams.

The 18-year-old later died in hospital. The suspected shooter was arrested yesterday, and charged with murder and possession of an illegal firearm.

He was scheduled to appear in the Nkomazi Magistrates’ Court later today. The firearm was reported missing in Nelspruit in 1998. Police were investigating how the pupil got hold of the weapon, Hlathi said.

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