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A North West high school pupil has been arrested for
allegedly stabbing a 7-year-old Grade one pupil to death in Makapanstad.The incident happened at the Dikeledi Makapan Primary School
which the Grade 1 pupil attended.It is alleged that the Grade 11 pupil (17) stabbed the
younger pupil multiple times after a fallout with the child’s older sister.Hiding in toiletsAccording to Department of Education spokesperson Elijah
Mhlanga, it is alleged that the older pupil, who attends Mankala Technical High
School, also in Makapanstad, slept in the toilet of the primary school
overnight without anyone knowing that he was there.”The deceased was one of the first to go to the toilet
in the morning and the Grade 11 learner allegedly repeatedly stabbed him. He
was rushed to the local clinic where he was sadly certified dead. The school
principal managed to apprehend the alleged perpetrator and handed him over to
the police.”Suspect known to victimMhlanga said it appeared that the older pupil knew the
deceased and that he had been involved in a romantic relationship with the
Grade 1 pupil’s older sister.”It is believed the couple may have had a fallout and
the alleged perpetrator targeted the younger brother. However, police will
conduct a full investigation around the circumstance of this horrific murder.”Minister Angie Motshekga sends her deepest condolences
to the family of the deceased. Words cannot begin to comprehend the heartache
caused by this tragic incident,” he said.North West MEC for Education Jonas Sello Lehari, is expected
to visit the school on Thursday morning, accompanied by the national
department’s director for school safety, Paseka Njobe.The suspect is expected to appear in the Temba Magistrates
Court on Friday on a charge of murder, Colonel Adele Myburgh said.SOURCE: NEWS24


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