A 14-year-old girl appears in court for allegedly stabbing an Alex High School student to death

  • A 14-year-old girl is expected to appear in court for allegedly stabbing and killing a 16-year-old boy.
  • The girl, a seventh-grade student at Volosho High School, is accused of murder.
  • Police say they are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.

A 14-year-old girl, who allegedly stabbed and killed a 16-year-old boy in Alexandra during an argument, is expected to appear before Alexandra District Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

The girl, a seventh-grade student at Volosho High School, is accused of murder.

Gauteng Police spokesperson, Lt Col Mavela Masundo, said they are still investigating the circumstances that led to the stabbing on the evening of Thursday 9 September 2021.

“The suspect was found in Alexandra on the same night of the incident and taken to a safe place until she appears in court,” he said.

Masundo added that they make regular visits to schools and youth centers to talk to young people about crime and its consequences.

Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Vendi Majondwani said the matter had been referred to Tuesday, when the teenager would appear on murder charges.

Read | Another student of Alexandra was stabbed to death, by a 14-year-old girl

News24 reported last week that the 16-year-old boy from Alexandra High School had died after being stabbed, by the 14-year-old on Thursday night.

A source who requested anonymity told News24 earlier that the two were in a relationship.

They were at home [in Alexandra]Then a fight broke out, and the girl [allegedly] The boy was stabbed to death. The source said that friends took him to the hospital and he died.”

Read also | An eighth grader was stabbed to death by a classmate at Alexandra School

This was not the first violent incident between the disciples in Alexandra. News24 previously reported that an eighth-grader, also from Pholosho High School, was stabbed to death, by a classmate.

At the time, Masundo said the assailant was allegedly fighting with other students during recess time “when he jumped off the school wall and later came back with a sharp object and stabbed a learner.”

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