Pupil held for murder in Eastern Cape

2012-11-16 14:25

Johannesburg - A youth has died after he was stabbed, allegedly by another pupil at a school in Mncuncuzo, Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The two youths, both aged 20, had an argument on the premises of the Zwelandile Senior Secondary School on Thursday when the stabbing happened, Major Ernest Sigobe said.

"It is alleged that the two students had a quarrel and a fight ensued which resulted in the death of Odwa Mpunqa... from the same village," said Sigobe.

Mpunqa died on his way to Butterworth Hospital. Police were investigating. The 20-year-old pupil was still being sought.

  • ceba.mlandu - 2012-11-16 14:33

    20yr old? Pupils? yhu!

      peterpeter.pumkineater.5 - 2012-11-16 15:20

      and still 10 years to go!

  • danzo.makgita - 2012-11-16 14:35

    School is nt da safest place in south africa...we all know it,

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-16 14:48

      Is that why you left?

  • sagin.verity - 2012-11-16 14:35

    20 and still in school! What a country!

  • tracey.wheal.77 - 2012-11-16 14:40

    20 year old pupil... pfft

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-16 14:43

    Glad to see secondary school and not primary school.

  • msturmair - 2012-11-16 14:44

    now where is death penalty........

  • edwin.morena.3 - 2012-11-16 14:53

    20 yrs old in school? Morons. Should b send 2 jail.

  • lynn.maree.16 - 2012-11-16 14:58

    So, what are 20 year olds still doing in school???

      gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-11-16 17:17

      Waiting until they're 30 so they can qualify for a higher position in the youth league....

  • gideon.walt - 2012-11-16 15:02

    Thats what 20 year olds do that are still in High School.

  • jewel.moyana - 2012-11-16 15:03

    Maybe government must consider looking at the age one is to be in school! But wait, even grade ones maim and injure each other ! Oh well have no suggestions left.

  • michael.i.wright - 2012-11-16 15:11

    At the rate we're going, the "youth" will soon include some that need a zimmer frame to get around.

  • claudia.thackeray - 2012-11-16 15:16

    How can the pupil still be sought when the headline line reads "Pupil held for murder in Eastern Cape"???????? 20 and still in school....failed 2 or three times to understand the workings of crime

  • pavheerden - 2012-11-16 15:21

    So the heading reads "Pupil held for murder in Eastern Cape". The very last sentence reads, "The 20-year-old pupil was still being sought." So which one is it?

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-16 16:30

    it runs in the family..both of them are in the 20's...mmm it says alot abt them.

      gavin.taylor.79 - 2012-11-16 17:20

      His mum & dad are said to be most upset as they will have to take days off school to attend their son's trial ;-)

  • jay.heyns.1 - 2012-11-16 16:59

    Looking at the headline and then at the last sentence of the article, it seems as if a 22 year old pupil wrote this.

  • john.p.steyn - 2012-11-16 17:37

    20 years old in school, and about to go in for a long stretch. Pass this man the Vaseline.

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