Teenagers arrested for murder of fellow learner

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Police in Limpopo have arrested two learners following the discovery of the body of a 17-year-old teenager, who was believed to be pregnant, at a dumping site in the Mokopane CBD.

The victim, who has been identified, disappeared on Friday morning on her way to school.

Her body was discovered on Saturday by a passer-by. She was still dressed in her school uniform.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says the suspects aged 17 and 18 are also learners at the same school.

Ngoepe says: “It is alleged that on Friday, the teenage girl left home to go to school but never returned. We got notified and started with our initial investigations which led us to arrest of the two suspects aged 17 and 18.”

The suspects will appear before the Mokopane Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder.