Teacher arrested for killing girl, 3

2012-01-07 16:32

Rustenburg - A 30-year-old teacher has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 3-year-old girl to death in Koffiekraal outside Rustenburg, North West police said on Saturday.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the teacher stabbed the child after he had an argument with the girl's mother, reportedly his lover, on Thursday.

"He had an argument earlier on the day with his lover and later went to the lover’s home to look for her but she refused to talk to the suspect and locked herself in the house."

He said the teacher then took the child who was playing outside with her friend to his home.

The child's aunt noticed she was missing and established that he took her.

The aunt went to his home where she found the door locked and knocked on the window, when she heard the teacher talking to the 3-year old.

"The child then screamed and the suspect came out holding a knife with which he stabbed himself [in] the neck," he said.

Ngubane said the child died on the scene of stab wounds and the teacher was taken to hospital.

He was arrested on Friday after he was discharged from hospital.

He was expected to appear at the Madikwe Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-07 16:42

    The sad reality of this sick country where the youth are brought up and encouraged to be "militant". Ancyl prime example! Human life has NO value anymore and now an innocent child is gone!

      Pixie86 - 2012-01-07 16:47

      shirley let's not blame the ancyl for this. No one blamed the anc for johan kotze's acts. This is an individual's decision!

      Barefoot - 2012-01-07 16:58

      What happened to individual accountability? so people who kill are only those who are politically affiliated?

      lynch - 2012-01-07 16:59

      come on Shirley there is no militant in this stupid act!

      Yar - 2012-01-07 17:05

      @Pixie True Johan Kots is not part of the ANC. Kots is the way he is because he thinks he can get away with it. The problem with Kots is you can only hang him once.

      Michelle Kirsten - 2012-01-07 17:52

      OMG a man goes nuts and it's malema's fault? Seriously, get over the political crap for a while..Nazis were whites who killed whites, Hutus and Tutsis were blacks who killed blacks, Chinese killed Tibetans yada yada yada...the male population seeming to go gaga is not an old thing,a black thing or a religious thing. HUMANS are bad when they are hurt and angry and have learnt poor coping skills. Are all teachers now also going to be vilified cause he's a teacher? The guy who indirectly caused my father's death was a businessman, so now all business owners are animals?

  • Pixie86 - 2012-01-07 16:45

    what the heck is going on in south africa?

  • Barefoot - 2012-01-07 16:55

    I honestly do not condone this but I'm really amazed at people who treat horrific murders like they only happen in South Africa, if you quickly browse to the world news section of news24 you'll see what 'm talking about. murder is bad regardless of who's committing it and anyone has a potential of being a murderer.

      Betweenuandme - 2012-01-07 18:44

      Yup ... recently there was a news story about a guy in the US who set a woman on fire in the lift of her apartment building because she owed him money - talk about evil!!

  • Juan - 2012-01-07 16:57

    This is so tragic. If anybody wonders why our police and education system is in such a mess, just look at the quality of the people employed as police officers and teachers.

      Johan Britz - 2012-01-07 17:13

      Affirmative Action buddy. That's what you get.

  • lynch - 2012-01-07 16:57

    stupid coward!!

  • Lara - 2012-01-07 17:09

    I suppose I will be crucified for this, so let me say straight off I don't hate men and this only applies to a certain part of the male population. South Africa is still a very patriarchical, male-dominated society, even thought the Constitution says we are supposed to be equal. There are some men who cannot accept that women are now stronger and more empowered and not their property anymore. When a woman then leaves such a man, usually abusive, because of his insecurity, his mind goes and this type of action ensues. And by the way, this cuts across racial lines.

      Sithando - 2012-01-07 17:17

      Tank the ANC for enforcing women empowerment. Your certain part of male population ailed to ensure it.

  • romeo - 2012-01-07 17:11

    We don't need Third World War, don't we?!

  • Tokelo MediaOwner Fako - 2012-01-07 17:23

    this killing has nothing to do with ANC or the government it has everything to do with lack of values humans now hold.. look everywhere in the world tolerance for one another has become extinct..

  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-01-07 17:39

    Another day and another child is murdered or raped. Not a great time to be a kid in SA.

  • lungi.tatti1 - 2012-01-07 17:54

    Depraved human being indeed...Never took his parental role and responsiblity seriously.He is sick to the core that he could kill an innocent child because he could not deal with being rejected.I Hope he will go to prison for a long long time.Sies!

  • Justine - 2012-01-07 18:31

    Shocked beyond words...

  • mohlomphi - 2012-01-07 20:50

    he must rot in jail

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-01-08 03:49

      He must rot in solitary, Mohlomphi - but the jails are overcrowded. Prisoners have more rights than a 3-year old - because the little ones can't describe or articulate the horrors that they have experienced. Our modern justice system supports the perpetrators, not the victims.

  • Bloubul Jonck - 2012-01-08 05:39

    blerry rubish

  • jerry.pres - 2012-01-08 06:16

    What the sick world we living in !!!!

  • Gil - 2012-01-08 10:04

    Your place is in a mental institution...

  • Gail - 2012-01-08 10:52

    Commendable that the community didn't finish the attempted suicide off but a shame nonetheless that the taxpayer now has to pay his legal fees.

  • chris.piro2 - 2012-01-08 11:36

    The teacher is a psychopath how can you kill your child if you do not see the same the mother of a child , arrest him and throw in hell keys

  • tmaphiza - 2012-01-08 13:39

    this one does deserve to live ,

  • Sylvia - 2012-02-06 16:42

    Agree with Shirley's comment-yet another life gone.

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