Youth arrested for killing his brother

2011-01-18 15:29

East London - A 17-year-old was arrested for allegedly stabbing his 18-year-old brother to death as the two removed weeds from a garden in a small village near Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the stabbing took place in the village of Ntseshe, about 35km from Butterworth, on Monday.

A group of youths, including the two brothers, had been tasked to remove the weeds from a garden, when the 18-year-old struck his younger brother.

The younger brother allegedly responded by taking out a knife and stabbing his older brother, who was rushed to Ntseshe Clinic.

The 18-year-old was declared dead on arrival and the 17-year-old was arrested.

Manatha said the youth was expected to appear before Nqgamakwe Magistrate's Court later this week on a charge of murder.

  • Will99 - 2011-01-18 15:33

    What the hell is wrong with people?????

  • maseratifitt - 2011-01-18 15:34

    Manhood, R10.50,argument...What is wrong with our youth ? They cannot figure what is right and what is wrong, but their vote counts just as much as anybody else's.

  • Darwinian - 2011-01-18 15:35

    kill or be killed...the only truce in South Africa

      sonofagun - 2011-01-18 16:17

      Woof it again doberman?

  • ostuurman - 2011-01-18 15:54

    Where do you get the nerve to stab your own brother? Your own Flesh and Blood? Its actually sick.I am not supporting violence but the killer deserves to be killed as well.

  • pietlombard1 - 2011-01-18 15:57

    Blame it on Appartheid and the previous regime.

      Mystic Boer - 2011-01-18 16:07

      ....and the colonialists.

      duzigirl - 2011-01-18 16:20

      no - it mustve been the weeds

      irfaan.rahim - 2011-01-18 16:29

      *LOL* Ja nee, alles is mos apartheid se skuld ;-D

  • Giovanni - 2011-01-18 16:00

    Savage. What century are we living in again?

      sonofagun - 2011-01-18 16:25

      The right one. Time for natural equalisation.

  • Wonderboy - 2011-01-18 16:10

    He touched his brother on his studio.

  • gerickeulrich - 2011-01-18 16:15

    did he pull weed, or smoke it?

  • African'shtr - 2011-01-18 16:18

    the old brother was bewitched I know butterworth I'm from there. In transkie big things do happen due to increase in witchcraft so lets not blame the young boy he was not him self at that time, very soon you gona hear stories saying the boy has commited suicide.

      aliciab773 - 2011-01-18 16:23

      hahahahhaha tell me you joking , please tell me you truley are roflmao

      Neil_Murray - 2011-01-18 16:26

      There is no witchcraft. The boy lacked impulse control and a proper sense of right and wrong. The boy deserves the punishment that is coming to him.

      joe.delange - 2011-01-21 16:12

      There is no such thing as witchcraft. It is a money making racket that preys on weak minded fools.

  • sonofagun - 2011-01-18 16:21

    Blame it on nothing. Just sit back and enjoy the show. Dynamic equilibrium in progression! If AIDS can't take dem no more, dey take demselves!!!

  • irfaan.rahim - 2011-01-18 16:27

    A sign of just how sick grass roots South Africa is! My guess is the youngster probably suffers from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, like thousands more in this country. Where were the parents? Probably drinking it up at the local shebeen!

      Vivian - 2011-01-21 11:57

      Look do not find it easy to criticise that quickly my friend if it were so that the parents were drinking i dont see how the care comes in of the mother not wanting the 1 to be inprisoned think of it this way that if the mother was pout drinking she would stil be after the incident and wouldnt have done what she did for the other sibling, but would instead have let him be arrested at the hapenn of the incident

  • PikeLee - 2011-01-18 16:34

    No words...

  • Vivian - 2011-01-21 11:52

    If it is so that he mother was protecting the younger brother from being inprisoned then it should be obvious that the stabing to death was not intentional by any means but then again if they were thoughtful enough they could have reported the incident as a cause o self defence...but in the end all the that matters is that justice ought to be serv ed for the life that is taken

      barry.mcbride - 2011-01-21 12:08

      Their mother isn't mentioned in this story!

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-01-21 11:55

    I'd like to know more about the fact that the deceased first "struck his younger brother" before being stabbed!

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