A 17-year-old boy is due in court in South Africa today accused of stabbing a primary school pupil.
The older boy is alleged to have hid in the school toilets overnight before attacking the younger boy. The alleged attacker is thought to have been in a relationship with the victim’s older sister, according to a statement from the education department.
“It appears the suspect knew the deceased, and it is alleged that he was in a romantic relationship with the Grade 1 pupil’s older sister.
“It is believed the couple may have had a fall out and the alleged perpetrator targeted the younger brother. However, police will conduct a full investigation around the circumstance of this horrific murder,” the department said.
In South Africa, Grade 1 is for six and seven-year-old students.
Police spokesperson Tumelo Menyatso, says the victim died on Wednesday on his way to a local clinic from the school in Makapanstad.
The suspect is expected to appear at Moretele Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a murder charge, local media report.
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