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Man killed during initiation bust-up

2012-12-17 19:44

Kimberley - A bus passenger was stabbed to death in the Northern Cape during an argument about initiation rites in the early hours of Monday.

The Bloemfontein-bound bus had stopped at a petrol station in Kimberley when the attack took place, Northern Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said.

The victim, 22-year-old Ramotse "TK" Taole, was stabbed in the neck.

One of the two involved in the argument had undergone an initiation ritual which the other had not, Tawana said.

A 34-year-old man fled after the stabbing, but was later arrested.

He was scheduled appear in the Kimberley Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

The bus had been travelling from Kathu, in the Northern Cape.

Comments
  • salee.sithwell - 2012-12-17 19:48

    Looks as if the initiation did not help much!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-17 19:56

    This is what in Africa is called robust debate.

      timmy.ditsele - 2012-12-18 11:20

      And i USA they use guns on little unarmed school children.Stupid to think this only happen in africa.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-12-17 20:14

    Why not just slug it out,leave the knives at home.

  • christos 52 - 2012-12-17 20:39

    Tribalism is very dangerous concerning to manhood debates and arguments .Condolences to the family.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-12-17 20:48

    I want to say something but knowing the sadness felt by the family of the dead man I have run out of words.

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-17 21:06

    Ridiculous , Condolences to the Family.

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-12-17 22:05

    Alright, so he called his killer a Inkwenkwe or a ''Zulu''.

  • obakeng.mmathapelo - 2012-12-17 22:37

    Stupid people from Kimberly. Not surprised!

  • jabu.phakula.1 - 2012-12-17 23:44

    pls tell me if my 11years child go to de mountain whn he come back is called a man ,he can smoke , stop going to school , i hate this thing

  • thabo.manganye - 2012-12-18 05:01

    A country that has become so unsafe to live in , people get killed at cop shops as well

  • tolo.maano - 2012-12-18 06:46

    Why I m not shocked it happened b4...and it will happen again...condolences to da family that lost da luv 1

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