Police in Mooinooi investigate alleged murder of a 15-year-old learner

POTCHEFSTROOM � Police in Mooinooi are investigating the murder of 15-year-old Felies Sithembile who was allegedly stabbed by a 15-year-old learner on Monday, 10 June 2019.

It is alleged that Sithembile was on his way home from school, just after 14:00, when the suspect who is also a learner at another school, stabbed him with a knife. The incident occurred along Segwaleane Road. According to information available at this stage, the victim was then taken to a local clinic by a passerby, but he succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect who fled the scene after the incident, was handed to the police at approximately 08:30 today, 11 June 2019 by his parents. He will be processed in terms of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of 2008).

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane expressed her shock about the incident and others that were recently committed by learners against fellow learners in the province. She said that while the police are working hard to implement crime prevention programmes at schools, the public has a responsibility to assist in curbing violence that is being experienced through moral regeneration and other relevant programmes.

Source: South African Police Service