Learner due to appear in court following Forest High murder

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A 19 year old learner from Forest High School in Turffontein, Johannesburg is expected to appear in court on Wednesday after he allegedly stabbed and killed a fellow learner.

The motive of the fight is not yet known. However, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it is suspected to be gang related.

Police spokesperson, Mavela Masondo, says the suspect is due to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on charges of murder and attempted murder.

“It is alleged that the learners from Forest High School had a fight on Friday. The same learners met today at the school and the fight resumed, where after three learners were stabbed. The suspect fled the scene but police were able to trace him to Dobsonville in Soweto, where the 19 year old was arrested,” says Masondo.

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