Minor held for killing brother

2012-10-06 17:37

Johannesburg - A minor was arrested after his younger brother was stabbed to death during a game of dice, North West police said on Saturday.

"It is alleged that an argument occurred while the two brothers were playing dice and the suspect became angry and stabbed the victim three times," spokesperson Amanda Funani said.

The 17-year-old used a knife to stab his brother above his right eye, in the chest and on the left side of his ribs on Friday, Funani said.

The boy was taken to Swartruggens Hospital where he died.

The older brother was placed under the care of social workers while Swartruggens police continue their investigations, she said.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-10-06 17:49


  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-06 17:50

    What is wrong?Is it a genetic defect?

      angus.stembull - 2012-10-06 18:13

      Yes Hermann. They must be your offspring if the cause is genetic.

      stella.hlophe - 2012-10-06 18:32

      Wow! Herman you might be on to something here. If it's genetics, then I guess it also explains why that young farmer's son wiped out his entire family. The little ones are mutating! Run, Herman, run!!!!!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-10-06 18:35

      @Stella ~ It hasn't been proved so you're jumping the gun a bit bright spark.

      stella.hlophe - 2012-10-06 18:58

      @Irene - How I wish you'd wake up one day

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-10-06 21:11

      @Denise - What does working in a pastry kitchen have to do with genetics?

  • magdeline.malefane - 2012-10-06 18:11

    The use of drugs can be the source to this sad situation.He has punished himself already

  • Sedeshan Naidoo - 2012-10-06 18:12

    future thug in the making.

      Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-06 18:34

      Naido a real hooligans,he is not minor that piss of ass got an Identity Document. I wonder how many people he stub in his Village

      sedeshan - 2012-10-08 08:26

      Exactly - if he could kill his own brother, other kids could get killed over a packet of chips!

  • anele.mveku - 2012-10-06 18:14

    Lord have mercy.

  • Erna - 2012-10-06 18:18

    Two young lives ruined over a game of dice! Why do the people in this country think all problems can be solved by violence!

  • mthokozisi.mbele - 2012-10-06 18:19

    Ar we living in a warzone...there ar so many people being killed daily...this is bad...*dispntd*

  • carole.small.96 - 2012-10-06 18:20

    Irene I think you misunderstood. This is a MINOR which means a child under 18. Nothing to do with Marikana. Don't worry we all make mistakes. This is a disgusting occurrence, but not really unbelievable when you see the violence we are living with every day.

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-10-06 18:25

    What a cursed family i wonder how many siblings r still left on the family coz the culprit is going 2 prison for a long long tym :::ONE:::

  • Tshilidzi Wa Ha Mukhovha - 2012-10-06 18:28

    Oh Lord bless south africa,I am appealing to all domination to pray for stability in our land(south africa). Pastors,Bishops,Dickens,every member of the church to Pledge that tomorrow will be the day to pray for instability in the mine sector,violence in our community. We need peace.

  • acsteyn - 2012-10-06 18:33

    Drunk and out of control or genetically mutated or animal like or probaly all three.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-10-06 18:36

    This is a result of street education without care and love from they parents wich happens to many kids and poor families living in South Africas poor ghetos.

  • silence.mnisi.7 - 2012-10-06 19:26

    ithink dis is where our leaders like malema take us to cos education is nothing to dem. ke sono hey

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-06 19:28

    Clean society of these monsters

  • thabani.dube.988 - 2012-10-06 19:40

    Blame the Bill of Rights, there are too much rights so much that they reduce the sanctity of life. What with a Right to abortion and worse the rights of a murder. A killer is caught red-handed on the scene but the case will be prolonged untill kingdom come.

  • hendrick.selolo - 2012-10-06 20:16

    Senseless killing, they were high on Nyaope.

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-10-06 20:44

    News24 forumers has anyone of you noticed that the NORTH-WEST PROVINCE has become dysfunctional and demonized like LIMPOPO PROVINCE. South Africa my beloved mother land where are you heading too at this dangerous speed? Only God knows.

  • Sphiwe Luthuli - 2012-10-06 21:24

    Thanks to our government: kids have more rights than their parents who cannot enforce discipline anymore because of fear of being locked up. This is the society in the making.

      michelle.kirsten - 2012-10-07 00:12

      Right you are! And teachers also can't do anything: this reminds me of several times in past year alone when myself or a colleague has broken up gambling groups at school where kids want to beat each other up for R2!! But when you interfere even the guy LOSING is mad at you and then the whole group gang up on you.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-10-07 05:39

    Cane and Abel at the craps table !!

  • Andre - 2012-10-07 06:58

    Knives and stones are their weapons of choice!

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