14-year-old girl strangled after argument

2012-11-07 15:54

Johannesburg - A 14-year-old girl has been strangled by another teenaged girl in Kagiso on the East Rand, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The girls, both 14, started arguing while playing in a sports complex on Tuesday, Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya said.

One of them grabbed the other by the throat "until she was dead".

The alleged killer was arrested and released into the custody of her parents.

She would be taken to a probation officer for counselling on Thursday.

She would later be charged with murder.

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-11-07 16:02

    Madness these animals.

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-07 16:12

      I say we need a vote of no confidence in the president with his "african way" of dealing with things! WE NEED CHANGE! AND EXTREMELY SOON!!!!!!!!

      shannon.moffett.9 - 2012-11-07 16:39

      @ Michael etc - what t... f has this to do with politics.

      sheamus.drager - 2012-11-07 16:46

      @Shannon - I think he is ferering to this: Fair enough comment

      helga.venter.1 - 2012-11-07 16:47

      Alicia, didn't you read the article? She was killed by another girl. So the perpetrator is not a he and the comment about women not standing a chance makes no sense.

      arthur.marks.754 - 2012-11-07 17:04


      mmaphongwana - 2012-11-07 17:05

      Michael are you listening to yourself really? Whether you are the president of any party these incidents would always be there,no one can control such incidents if not how you teach or guide your kids when it comes to arguments around other kids,this has nothing to do with politics.

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-07 17:12

      @ mmaphongwana - When your president tell the people of SA that they should handle it the African(kill now and ask questions later) way rather than the white (debate and come to a peaceful solution) way then yes! It has EVERYTHING to do with the ANC! Especially when they are educating people to act that way!

      oneillhercules - 2012-11-07 18:18

      mmaphongwana - Personally i think this has everything to do with politics, because back in the old days things like this did not happen for the pure reason that children was given a good hiding when they messed up. the goverment took all of that away including coporal punishment. And that is the reason why ALL the youngsters of today are juvenile dilingquints. They do as they please and the parents allow it.

      marc.potgieter2 - 2012-11-07 18:37

      Alicia.Myburg.. YOU Idiot. Why does it always have to be a he or him... Read the article... a 14 year old GIRL was strangled by another 14 year old GIRL! This was girl upon girl, you miserable old feminist!

      marc.potgieter2 - 2012-11-07 18:38

      my bad... I see someone already commented. Only logged on now, after work

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-11-07 18:47

      Where were the teachers or fellow learners to stop the fight? That's like standard 6 or 5 if they failed a year. Should be really easy to pry them apart one would think? Charge the whole damn lot with being accomplices!

  • riette.nothling - 2012-11-07 16:05

    What has this world come to when children are this angry?!

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-11-07 16:07

    To kill a fellow human being with you bare hands and listening to them taking their last breath is extremely cold hearted. That mr president is the "traditional african" way you want our leaders to use to resolve conflict. Straight from your lips to the ears of babes. - 2012-11-07 16:24

      well said

      konnde.bobby - 2012-11-07 18:39

      It better not to comment at all. Traditional African way does not mean murder, in other words it means Africans only know how to kill. Its a shame some people link everthing that happens to the president. A person is run over by a car, its Zumas fault, the sun gets hot, its Zuma, bafana bafana lose a match, its Zuma, why hate this man so much? At times hate blinds. The only reason for all this stems from how children are brought up in the family and not Zuma. The problem is that 90 % of children are raised by single mothers or gogos hence they lack respect, instead family life should be encouraged, no child must grow without both parents, the system of grants is encouraging women to have children for business, these are the same kids who are misguided.

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-07 16:08

    Wow, how do you live with that. Hectic.

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-11-07 16:10

    Zuma do you even care????

      bonge.mpofu - 2012-11-07 17:00

      did zuma strangle the girl? what the h...

      theo.schoeman.71 - 2012-11-07 17:15

      @bonge.mpofu - No Zuma didnt but his leadership did. In a country were crime is rive, poverty grows by the day, values is going out the back door - this type of behaviour from citizens do increase. And YOUR President Zuma dont have the skills or leadership qualities to turn the downhill path this country is facing around.

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  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-07 16:17

    Symptoms of barbarism

  • Pamela.matikinca - 2012-11-07 16:17

    OMG! what is happening in this world.

      Erna - 2012-11-07 16:35

      Not this world - SA.

  • chez.kri - 2012-11-07 16:19

    maybe her parents are the type who scream and shout and shoot each other in school parking lots. These kids learn that behaviour from somewhere. The parents should also be scrutinized.

  • sedeshan - 2012-11-07 16:21

    Little Murderer

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-07 16:23

    sick sick sick South Africa ..... and usually your president is a perfect role model for all --- well not in this country - no morality, ethics, guidance, integrity or standards stemming from the ruling party! No wonder this country is in crisis.....

      mmaphongwana - 2012-11-07 16:45

      What have you done once to be so perfect Debduplessis,I've heard a white school where boys stabbed each other with ascissor,was that lack of above mentioned too. This is about 2 kids killing each other not ANC or DA pls

      ruth.kloppers - 2012-11-07 17:13

      I agree with mmaphongwana. You cannot blame the ANC. BUT, that said, i do think that our goverment needs to address ALL the violence in schools and in our country and deal with it. It's not important whether it's black or white, it needs to be dealt with, and the government, who is ANC, needs to lead by example. Currently, we watch TV and see that violent protests, and threats work. THAT is where government needs to make changes.

      sphala - 2012-11-07 18:09

      @ruth...let's stop blaming government for every incident or violence that is taking place in this beautiful country, come upto us guys, come out and make your voice heard...if you feel strong about this then stand up and stop complaining is not gonna help, I challenge you now Ruth, we just establish non-profit organisation recent call Re Bathusi Foundation mainly focus on education and research, we will reach you wherever you are, my apology to news24 to mention this in here, but please, I argue all south african citizen to stop complaining or blaming our government even where is unnecessary, so those who want to add value or make difference in our society please please...I beg you, is time now...the power is in the present moment, Ruth if you feel strong about this give me a shout, MMaphongwana can emphasis on this one as well, knows me better.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-07 18:40

      Children learn by example, what they see & exposed to. Politics is already in public eye ..... clearly neither of you are parents either!

      mmaphongwana - 2012-11-07 18:56

      Yes! Not all crime incidents are goverments responsibility only but as South African Citezens united,its realy a disgrace in other countries,just set aside the colour and political issues,people come to SA and enjoy the diverse country,our Rainbow nation...@Sphala,your organisation sounds intresting and powerful,continue helping those children abondoned by our govmnt.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-07 16:31

    so now we have children killing children... hello darkness my old friend, I've come to talk with you again..

  • mmaphongwana - 2012-11-07 16:39

    Oh Dear God come down wherever you are now,none of us has managed your world,it needs you in person now...Amen!

      digger.dighead - 2012-11-08 02:42

      @mmaphongwana, I totally agree with most of your comment, but I think politics comes to play too. The government and some political leader’s insight violence and intolerance with most matters they feel strongly about. You furthermore have a president and cabinet that approve R200m housing projects yet the poor still don’t have proper education. That has everything to do with politics my friend. These children need proper guidance by well trained and paid teachers as they are clearly not getting this at home and by doing so maybe the chain can be broken and we can start producing better adults that in turn will be better parents. Yes you will always get the bad apple no matter what you do, but I think the government should make it one of its priorities to bring high standard education to all. Instead of seeing how much they can line their pockets with, fly their personal medicine man around the world and hold R10m parties…if you know what I mean.

  • pat.ketley - 2012-11-07 16:43

    I'm gobsmacked!!!! What is going on with our youth?

      ruth.kloppers - 2012-11-07 17:14

      Unfortunately, they are doing what they see works on tv. Violence, protests, and corruption work. So the youth try it.

  • Mandla - 2012-11-07 17:07

    future wife of a dead man,let it be not my son oh! help me.

  • ClaireMeintjes - 2012-11-07 17:13

    Nothing left of our youth and journalists. Kagiso is in west rand

  • sphala - 2012-11-07 17:17

    Shame poor kid...unintentionally hope, things happen ye, hope all forgive you including the family's victim

  • mokgadim - 2012-11-07 17:59

    Dear parents, please stop being violent in front of your kids because they think it's ok and they don't know when to stop.

      digger.dighead - 2012-11-08 01:13

      You are so right mokgadim....

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-11-07 18:42

    Another Parasite, another killing. She should be hanged till she is dead.

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-11-07 19:07

    Sphala my friend,government in most cases must be blamed,parents cant tell children anything coz u abuse them emotional,i think an adult saw the fight but no one want to be involved

  • fred.potgieter.92 - 2012-11-07 19:24

    Animals. Barbarians. Savages...

  • wally.williams.148 - 2012-11-07 19:27

    This is beyond absurd! The whole problem is to be found in the unevenly balanced emphasis on human rights, the total displaced and irrational treatment of children in conflict with the law, the abolishment of corporal punishment, the abolishment of capital punishment, the total lack of will and sense to implement proper and effective treatment of prisoners in prison. The whole idea of respect and not fear as standing opposed to one another is a farce. It lead our country to an absence of BOTH! You respect the law, your parents, your teachers, your elders...if not, you fear the damn consequences! Have juvenile prisons and run them like proper prisons. Those who are there WILL study and pass, will take part in training, WILL do community work in a group and chained together. The same applies to the ordinary prisons. You commit crime, you do the time and you WILL work your backside off instead of forming gangs, plotting crime, receiving allowances while in prison and enjoying protection from a UNION while having a choice to do chores or anything else. Unfortunately this will not materialise! Why do we blame politics? Exactly because of all of this. Child or grown-up, you commit crime and for the duration of your sentence/punishment you have no civil rights - e.g. NO right to vote! We need an overhaul of the parole get parole only after serving at least 2/3 of your sentence upon good cause shown and iro ALL categories! God be with us!!

      robqb - 2012-11-07 21:09

      Wally. My sentiments, precisely! Why blame government? Who did away with corporal punishment? I think I grew into a reasonable, not perfect, adult because if my Dad didn't give me a snot klap, one of my brothers would. The odd 6 of the best at school taught me to respect my elders. If my offspring were young enough to get that odd snot klap from me I'd do it. If the magistrate wanted to fine me for that I would request that he then take over the parenting from me, because the moment I get out of that court said offspring is in for another snot klap. Once again I say, bring back corporal punnishment AND the rope! Harsh? I don't think so.

  • basil.jacobs1 - 2012-11-07 19:52

    F**king animal. One can only deduce that the culture of respect for human life is missing from their culture.

  • godesha - 2012-11-08 06:16

    The children merely follow the example that is set by adults. Violence can solve any problem. They see and hear it everyday, parents shooting at school functions, violent strikes, murder and mayhem all around. Can we blame them?

      murray.campbell.980 - 2012-11-08 11:50

      totally agree with your comments but some will have us believe that the government has created the culture that brings on the violent strikes which in turn is because of lack of education.

  • danwill.theys - 2012-11-08 07:39

    Oh it was so nice in the old days.remember the dompass but wait there's more remember being killed and injured because of ur race(oh how I miss the good old days).remember being able to study and only work as a entry level worker with ur degree.oh how miss the good old days

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-08 07:59

    Children deal with problems violently - this example is set by the adults! One only has to watch the news to see how the 'adult strikers' deal with their problems.

  • linda.duits - 2012-11-08 08:13

    It's extremely sad!This is a case of not being taught morals and standards, not respecting another life and parents that don't give a crap or running around with the wrong crowd.

  • kaykay.son.50 - 2012-11-08 09:19

    Who said African way of solving things is by killing or strangling? And what does all this has to do with an African way of solving things here. I think both Africans and white people lost it here. Please try listen to what you want to say first and see if it really make sense. Because an African girl strangled another African girl it now make white people the holy of the holiest because white people never killed another white or African person on this planet before.! Wow! And tomorrow, should the unfortunate happen that a white person do kill another person, then black kill will look better than the recent white kill and visa versa! LoL!

  • murray.campbell.980 - 2012-11-08 11:43

    A girl kills another girl and it bacome a race thing and a poiltical thing, you are all a bunch of morons if you believe that. I raise my kid with my ideals and values, not that of my political leaders.. you don't see my kid going out and killing someone because of political leadership or race.. what are you on about. this is 100% the fault of the parents.

  • Shelley Jennings - 2013-09-20 16:46

    WHAT!!!!!! THE F!??!??!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!? Who DOES THAT?!???!?!!!!! 14?!!!!!!????? OMG WE ARE ALL DOOMED ...

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