Teen arrested for murder of Limpopo grade 12 schoolgirl



Crime Scene – Do Not Cross

Police have arrested a 19-year-old suspect following the murder of a grade 12 Limpopo student.

He was arrested two hours after the incident happened on Wednesday night.

Provincial police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo on Thursday said the 17-year-old schoolgirl was murdered in Mahwelereng, outside Mokopane in Limpopo.

“The police received a report about the incident and rushed to the scene. On arrival, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood with several stab wounds,” he said.

The victim was a pupil at Ebenezer High School in Zone 2, Mahwelereng.

The teenage suspect has been arranged to appear in Mokerong Magistrate’s Court soon on a charge of murder.

However, the reason for the murder is unknown.

Meanwhile, the police commissioner in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, commended officers for the arrest.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said: “The Provincial Police Commissioner in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba, has commended the police for arresting a 19-year-old suspect within two hours after he allegedly killed a 17-year-old schoolgirl”

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