7 appear for stoning schoolboy to death

2015-03-03 22:25

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Johannesburg - Seven people appeared in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the murder of a schoolboy, North West police said.

The matter was postponed to 31 March for further investigations, police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone said.

Johannes Bokele, 20, Thapelo Mmoga, 18, Abel Tau, 18, and four minors allegedly stoned the 17-year-old to death in Kgakala township, in Leeudoringstad, last month.

"It appears that the victim was hit with stones and died on the scene while his friends managed to run away," Mokgwabone said at the time.

"The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage, and all minor suspects are undergoing assessment by social workers."

The three men would remain in custody. The children would stay at a youth care centre until their next appearance.


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