13 March 2019

South Africa: Police Arrest One Suspect for a Murder of a School Boy in Mondeor

press release

Police in Gauteng made a breakthrough in arresting one suspect involved in the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was killed today, 13 March 2019 at about 07:30 in Mondeor. The deceased who was on his way to school was attacked and stabbed to death by three other school boys from a nearby school in the area. Police formed a team of detectives who followed up the information from the scene which led them to another school in Mondeor where one 13-year-old suspect attends.

The Provincial Commissioner of the police in Gauteng, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela welcomed the arrest of the 13-year-old suspect within 24 hours. However he condemned the killing of the 16-year-old boy, General Mawela urged the community to work with the police to trace the outstanding suspects in this case.

The two outstanding suspects are suspected to be school children as well. Police are calling for the boys to hand themselves in because the police will not rest until they are arrested.

While police are still continuing to search for the outstanding suspects, anyone who might have information about the whereabouts of the suspects may call the nearest police station or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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