Free State teens held for murder

2012-11-15 12:33

Bloemfontein - Three teens have been arrested in Zamdela, Sasolburg, in connection with the murder of a man, Free State police said on Thursday.

A 25-year-old man was found stabbed to death near the Kahobotjha Secondary School at Harry Gwala Section in Zamdela, police spokesperson Constable Peter Kareli said.

An investigation resulted in the linking of the three boys, one aged 16, and two aged 17, to the crime.

They were arrested on Wednesday and would appear in the Sasolburg Magistrate's Court on murder charges soon.

  • luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-15 12:43

    Looks like the current regime is creating a worse new-generation than the previous regime

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-11-15 13:11

      South Africa, under the "previous regime" was considered the safest country to live in. I can remember how we followed the murder trial of the so-called "scissors murder" over several weeks because it was so rare and unusual to read about a murder case. In the new SA murders are to be seen on nearly every page on every newspaper. If you obeyed the rules and laws in the old SA you were very safe!

      John - 2012-11-15 13:24

      No Luther , you have it wrong , these guys , in the New SA are destined for great things . Some of our current leaders have just such credentials.

      adelheid.manefeldt - 2012-11-16 14:37

      andre.vandeventer.16 Yes crimes like these were uncommon in South Africa in the apartheid era, but unfortunately that didn't mean people in South Africa were safe only that white people were kept safe and that crimes were limited to certain areas and perpetrated in different ways. Non-whites could never feel safe when walking the streets. Unfortunately now no one feels safe. Neither 'regime' has succeeded at keeping South Africans safe. But there is hope yet. Everyone's tired of all this crime.

  • gideon.walt - 2012-11-15 12:51

    People have too much time to sit and think "hmmm what can i f*ck up today"

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-15 12:53

    Township trash ! Children have rights , so do child thugs who are taking over society . Someone came up with rights but forgot to teach people about responsibilities . It's now a free for all situation . This young thugs are roaming around like pack wolves looking for prey , knowing that they are protected by our criminal friendly laws .

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-15 13:45

      This is what the new South Africa is giving us! Under a democratic (bullsh%t) government called the ANC. Back when the NP was in power, everybody was safe... Including the people in townships. The death penalty was taken away, punishment at schools and teaching of religion at schools. Under the NP things were much different than now. Yeah, segregation was wrong, I agree, but just look at the state of affairs at the moment... Kids doing drugs, getting preagnent, killing each other and their elders. Old people and children getting raped, mutilated and murdered for no good reason. House break ins daily... Nigerians running the drug cartels in SA. Hijacking daily. Broken records of strikes and protest in whole history of SA about service delivery and salaries. 50% unemployment and the list goes on and on and on... What should have happened in this land, is that apartheid should have been taken away, but the NP should have stayed in power. This country would have been 300% better if they were still in power. And not just because they were white men, but because they knew how to run a country. And don't get me wrong... I would actually have liked to see a lot of strong black leaders in the NP. Mandela being the first! Just think of what a wonderful place this would have been.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-15 14:05

      @ michael I agree with you 100 percent.

      ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-11-15 15:51

      Michael I cherish the privilege of being born and raised on a farm . The relationship we had with white people and respect that I learned from the elders ( both black and white ) . I have always treated all people with respect even those who at first didn't expect that from me , who would later appreciate me as a person . However , the way things has changed , the disrespect for people and property , the poor quality of leadership who themselves behave like hooligans , yes you are so right I wish the national party had done things differently and not given anc the stage to act like they are the messiah . We were misled by the Americans in their fear of the Soviets taking control of this part of the world .

      Lethabo Mmalai Diako - 2012-11-16 02:34

      Ray these kids don't understand what is meant by RIGHTS. They misunderstand it for freedom, well having freedom doesn't mean to murder people. Who knows, maybe they were promised 'the root of evil' Michael yes this is what the new South Africa is giving us, corrupt leaders who do not even care if books are delivered at schools, how do kids have the courage to go to school knowing that there are no books?(even though that's a Limpopo case). These kind of stories won't stop until the leaders think that they're leaders of people not chasing after money. Maybe if DA wins the next elections we will see a difference

  • linda.duits - 2012-11-15 13:10

    Discipline, morals and standards start at home, clearly this is lacking.We are already a lawless society, it's going to be a free for all soon. Bring back the death penalty.

  • michael.smit.73997 - 2012-11-15 13:16

    wipe out a generation and start from scratch

  • leon.lambourn - 2012-11-15 14:16

    Maybe a lack of a chemical in the brain that prevents them from comprehending the consequences of murdering someone. Or maybe it is just the inability to feel compassion or empathy for another human. It is sad when real animals in nature show more compassion than what these murderers have towards another human. More and more violent deaths every day!

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