Eastern Cape pupil arrested for allegedly stabbing fellow pupil with a spoon

2019-06-02 09:45
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A 19-year-old pupil was arrested for allegedly stabbing another pupil with a spoon inside school premises in the Zangwa village in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said. 

The incident happened on Thursday at 12:30, police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said in a statement. 

"It is alleged that the suspect stabbed the victim for school food as the learners were given their lunch," he said. 

Manatha said the victim, who is also 19, was taken to hospital in East London.

"The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with attempted murder. He is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of attempted murder.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu strongly condemned the stabbing.

Xakavu wished the injured teen a speedy recovery, Manatha said. 

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