NWU student rearrested after breaking bail conditions

2015-08-16 18:52

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Johannesburg - A North West University (NWU) student accused of stabbing another student with scissors was rearrested for breaking his bail conditions, provincial police said on Sunday.

Lerato Phoofolo was arrested and appeared in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court on Friday, spokesperson Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said.

"The suspect [Phoofolo], 24, was released on bail of R1 500 on Friday. He was due to appear on August 21 and the court ordered him not to go back to the residence as he is suspended until the case is finalised."

Phoofolo went back to the residence anyway later that same day, where he was rearrested and taken into custody for contempt of court.

"He will appear tomorrow, August 17 2015 for contempt of court," Molale said.

The stabbing on Friday morning was allegedly because of a dispute over loud music.

"It is alleged the victim was woken up by loud... music coming from the suspect’s [Phoofolo's] room," Molale said on Friday.

"He went out and asked him to lower the music. An argument ensued between the two and the suspect allegedly took a pair of scissors, stabbed the victim on his arm, shoulder and hip."

Police were called to the scene and Phoofolo was arrested.

The student who was stabbed was treated at a local hospital.

Police were investigating a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, Molale said.

The incident was believed to have happened around 07:00 at one of the university's male residences.

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