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Learner expected in Butterworth court after stabbing another learner over food

Jun 3, 2019
Learner expected in Butterworth court after stabbing another learner over food

Butterworth - A 19-year-old Butterworth learner is expected in court on Monday after he was arrested by Butterworth Police for stabbing another learner over school food.

The incident apparently happened on Thursday at Zangwa Village, Butterworth.

"It is alleged that the suspect stabbed another 19-year-old schoolboy with a spoon on Thursday, at about 12h30, inside the high school premises at Zangwa Village, Butterworth," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the suspect stabbed the victim for school food as the learners were given their lunch."

He said that the 19-year-old learner was taken to Butterworth hospital and later transferred to one of the East London hospitals.

"The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with attempted murder. He is due to appear before the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, on a charge of attempted murder."

Capt Manatha said that the violent behaviour of the suspect has been strongly condemned by the Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu.

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, wished the injured leaner a speedy recovery.

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