Grade 8 learner charged with murder

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Tebogo Msimanga |

A 15-year-old learner appeared for a preliminary inquiry at the Alexandra Magistrates Court on Wednesday. A grade 8 learner, was charged with murder, following the death of a fellow learner inside the school premises in Alexandra.

It is alleged that the suspect was fighting with other learners during break time on Monday, 30 August 2021, at approximately 12h00.  He then went into the classroom and returned with a sharp object and stabbed one of the learners.

Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)Spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said the learner is remanded in custody at a Child and Youth Centre until 08 September 2021 “when the matter will be heard in the Child Justice Court.”

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