Eastern Cape boy appears for murder

2013-03-27 16:25
Johannesburg - An 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing another child to death appeared before the Humansdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Police spokesperson Basil Seekoei said the matter was postponed to 9 April 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 25 February, the boy, from St Francis Bay, allegedly stabbed a 6-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 03:00 the following day.

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