Eastern Cape child appears for murder

By Drum Digital
27 March 2013

An 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing another child to death appeared before a Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said the matter was postponed to April 9 as the magistrate was awaiting a report assessing the boy's criminal culpability.

The child, who appeared in the magistrate's office as opposed to a court, was being kept in a place of safety.

On February 25, the boy, from St Francis Bay, allegedly stabbed a six-year-old boy with a knife while they were on their way home from school.

A local resident found the boy's body in bushes around 3am the following day.


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