Dad hands murder-accused son to police

2013-10-09 12:30

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Johannesburg - The father of a boy who allegedly stabbed a fellow pupil to death in Bekkersdal, Randfontein, has handed his son over to authorities, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

"He was arrested with the assistance of his father who brought him to the police yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon," Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

The 17-year-old was charged with murder and would appear in the Westonaria Magistrate's Court soon.

On Monday Bongo Soxokashe, 16, was stabbed to death during a fight with the 17-year-old at Kgothalang High School in Bekkersdal.

"It is alleged that the fight started in the classroom when the suspect threw an umbrella on the wall and its pieces ricocheted back and hit Soxokashe," Mogale said.

"An argument erupted leading to both scholars taking out knives and fighting."

Mogale said Soxokashe was stabbed several times and was declared dead on the scene on Monday afternoon.

The boy fled the scene after the stabbing.

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