Teen kills dad in front of sister, 8

2013-07-21 17:55

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Johannesburg - A teenager has allegedly stabbed his father to death in Hartbeespoortdam and wounded his 8-year-old sister who tried to intervene, North West police said on Sunday.

Captain Pelonomi Makau said the 17-year-old arrived late at home and his father questioned him about this, with an argument ensuring between the two.

"The suspect, who was allegedly under the influence of drugs, stabbed the victim on his back and chest and the victim died on the scene," she said.

Makau said the teenager's 8-year-old sister tried to intervene, but she was also stabbed in the throat and waist. She was taken to hospital.

The teenager was later arrested and would appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

In another incident, a teenager has been arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing a man in Bodibe village near Itsoseng.

Makau said a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were at a local tavern where they had an argument.

"According to the information, they both later went to the suspect's house, where the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim with a garden fork, and the victim sustained multiple stab wounds on his body," said Makau.

Community members alerted the police and the teenager was arrested.

He was expected to appear in the Itsoseng Magistrate's Court on Monday.

In another incident, police in Klipgat were investigating a case of murder and also opened an inquest docket following the death of a woman after she was allegedly strangled by her boyfriend.

The man allegedly went to his girlfriend's house at Bheki township on Friday about 9pm where an argument took place between the two.

The man then grabbed the woman by her throat and strangled her.

"The mother of the victim tried to stop the suspect from strangling her daughter but without success. The victim was taken to hospital where she later died, and the suspect fled the scene," Makau said.

On Saturday, police were informed that the man had committed suicide at another house in Bheki section.

In Motswedi, near Zeerust, a 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man with a knife in Borakanelo village on Sunday.

The men were at a local tavern where they got into a fight.

"The suspect took out a knife and stabbed the victim on his chest. The victim died on the scene," Makau said.

Police were called and the man was arrested.

He was expected to appear in the Motswedi Periodical Court on Tuesday.

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