A Grade 11 pupil is to remain in police custody until he reappears on 5 December. PHOTO: Pexels.com/Rodnae Productions

Grade 11 pupil accused of murder remains in jail for remaining term

Amogelang Nkomo, 20, is to remain in jail for allegedly stabbing to death a fellow school pupil during a fight in Vlakfontein last week.


A Grade 11 pupil is to remain in police custody until he reappears on 5 December. PHOTO: Pexels.com/Rodnae Productions

A Grade 11 pupil accused of stabbing and killing another schoolmate is to spend the rest of the school term in jail.


Amogelang Nkomo, 20, was charged with murder when he appeared before the Lenasia Magistrates Court on Monday. He is accused of stabbing a fellow learner to death at Qalabotjha Secondary School in Vlakfontein, said the National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane.

“Nkomo was remanded in custody until 5 December 2022 for him to appoint a lawyer.”

Phindi Mjonondwane

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A group of boys got into a fight outside Qalabotjha Secondary School last Thursday afternoon.

Nkomo allegedly used a sharp object to stab another Grade 11 learner in the upper body. The stabbed boy was rushed to the hospital but he died while receiving medical attention. He was also aged 20.

Police soon arrested Nkomo for the alleged murder, said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.

A pupil from Qalabotjha Secondary School was stabbed to death during a fight. PHOTO: Google Maps

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“Police went searching for the suspect and arrested a fellow learner who has since been charged with murder.”

He said the motive of the killing is not known. But according to the Gauteng Education Department and the community’s ward councillor, the fight could be linked to gangsterism at the school.

Ward 122 councillor Sthembiso Zhungu joined MEC of Education Matome Chiloane during a visit to the family of the deceased pupil on Saturday.

He said gangsterism at the two schools in the area, Qalabotjha Secondary School and Tshepo Ya Rona Secondary School has been an ongoing issue. He has been intervening in such activities at the schools since 2018.

“Last time I had to get assistance from the community members to assist the school. It died down last year until early this year when this thing emerged again. We also tried to get assistance from SAPS even though their response is slow,” Zhungu said.

Mjonondwane said the investigation into the pupil’s death continues.

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