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14 June 2019

Mooinooi – The Mooinooi Police are investigating the murder of 15-year old Felies Sithembile who was allegedly stabbed by another 15-year old learner on Monday 10 June.

According to a statement release by the Department of Education and Sport Development:

“The murder is suspected to be gang-related in regard to tribalism.” 


Felies was a grade 7 pupil of Sedupe Primary School. The incident occurred approximately two kilometres from his school grounds. 


According to police spokesperson colonel Adéle Myburgh, Felies was on his way home from school, when the suspect, a learner at another school, stabbed him with a knife. The incident occurred in Segwaleane village, near Brits. 


According to information available at this stage, the victim was then taken to a local clinic by a passer-by, but later died due to the injuries sustained. 


The suspect who fled the scene after the incident, but was handed over to the police on 11 June by his parents and will be processed in terms of the Child Justice Act, 2008 (Act No. 75 of 2008). 


We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Felies. 

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