twin sister stabbed to death

A 36-year-old woman is expected to appear in court for the alleged murder of her twin sister. Image: Stock.

Matric learner stabbed to death during school camp

The 20-year-old matric learner had reportedly sneaked out and his body was found the next day with several stab wounds.

twin sister stabbed to death

A 36-year-old woman is expected to appear in court for the alleged murder of her twin sister. Image: Stock.

Mahwelereng police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for suspect(s) who allegedly murdered a matric learner whose body was found with several stab wounds behind one of the blocks in the school they had camped in. 

The 20-year-old learner’s body was found in the premises of Ben Hlongwane Secondary School on Sunday, 27 November 2022.

MATRIC LEARNER STABBED DURING CAMP

According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), preliminary investigations revealed that the victim was part of a group of learners doing camping classes in preparation for the examinations. 

The learner reportedly sneaked out on Saturday, 26 November 2022 and that the guardians at school were looking for him but could not find him.

Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said further probes conducted at the scene point to a possibility that the victim might have been stabbed somewhere and thereafter ran towards the school and collapsed behind one of the blocks in the school premises.

The deceased was identified as Phillimon Mkomo from Tshamahansi village in Mahwelereng policing area.

matric learner
Umalusi says matric pupils will get an opportunity to write the exams they have missed. Image: Twitter/@DBE_SA

Limpopo Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe condemned the incident and appealed to community members with information to come forward and assist the Police in tracking down the killers.

Police have urged anyone with information regarding the learner’s death to contact  the Investigating Officer Sergeant Munzhedzi Patrick Bebeda on 083 721 8652, the nearest Police Station on 08600 10111 or MySAPSApp.

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