Teen faces murder charges after allegedly stabbing 15-year-old in Kagiso

2019-02-25 21:07
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A 15-year-old has been transferred to a rehabilitation centre after being arrested in connection with the murder of another teen of the same age.

Police spokesperson Captain Solomon Sibiya said the stabbing happened in Kagiso on the West Rand over the weekend.

According to Sibiya, the teen was arrested on Saturday at about 22:00.

"Our crime prevention members were conducting patrols on Saturday, at sector 3 at about 18:30 when they received a complaint of death from the hospital.  

"The deceased, also 15 years old, sustained a stab wound to the chest and died on arrival at the hospital. The motive for the stabbing is presently unknown and being investigated by Kagiso police. The arrested minor was transferred to a youth rehabilitation facility in Soweto," he said.

The teen is expected to appear in court soon.

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