A 17-year-old Grade 10 learner from Lydenburg, in Mpumalanga, has been arrested and charged with murder after she reportedly killed her 21-year-old boyfriend.
According to provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Gerald Sedibe, local authorities were contacted by the Lydenburg Hospital on Saturday, October 15, to report an “unnatural death”, Middleburg Observer reported.
It was said the man died when he fell out of a tree and on to a sharp object, fatally wounding him under his left arm. An inquest docket was opened.
“On Sunday, 16 October, the family of the deceased, accompanied by police, visited a house in Lydenburg, where the incident allegedly happened.
“They requested to see the tree from where the man fell as well as the sharp object he landed on. No sharp object could be found. It came to light that the deceased and his girlfriend were involved in a fight that somehow led to him being stabbed,” added Sedibe.
The girl was arrested and left in the care of her parents.
She appeared in the Lydenburg Magistrates’ Court Tuesday.
– Caxton News Service