Teenager stabbed at music festival

2012-12-18 14:46

Port Elizabeth - An 18-year-old has died in hospital in Port Elizabeth, after he was stabbed at a music festival, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu said Brenden Claasen was with a group of friends at a festival in Uitenhage on Sunday, when someone threw an empty bottle from the back of the crowd.

The bottle hit a woman in the group.

"It is alleged that some people from the group chased after the alleged culprits while the others remained [behind]," she said.

A fight then broke out between the remaining friends and a new group of people. When the crowd dispersed Claasen and two other people were lying on the ground. All three appeared to have been stabbed.

Claasen died at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth on Monday.


  • obadia.segwape - 2012-12-18 15:21

    easten cape nkwenkwes WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU everydax knife this knife that

  • marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-18 17:39

    Most young people today only know one way to solve their problems and that is by resorting to violence. One sees it on the playground - even as young as grade 1 pupils!!!

  • tshepokealogile - 2012-12-18 18:13

    @Marilyn. I agree with you on this. They are more violent.

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