Staff Reporter |
A 17-year-old learner will make his first court appearance at Mahwelereng Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 26 September 2023. He was arrested in connection with the murder case of his fellow learner aged 17. This is allegedly after the two grade 11 boys had a heated argument while at a local Tuckshop in Galakwena village, Tinmyne Poling area on Wednesday, 20 September 2023 at around 20h00.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said it is alleged that the suspect pulled out a sharp object, stabbed the victim on the upper body and fled the scene. “The victim was rushed to a local hospital where he unfortunately succumbed to injuries on arrival. He was identified as Eliya Phago aged 17, and he was a grade 11 learner at Rakodubana High School in Bokwidi Village. The Police were informed and a manhunt was immediately activated”.
Ledwaba said on Thursday, 21 September 2023, the suspect was handed to the Police by his family and he was then arrested. The probation officer was engaged in the process.
Limpopo Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe condemned the incident and further pointed out that bullying at school or anywhere is unacceptable. The Police investigations are continuing.