Teenager stabbed and killed

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Teenager stabbed and killed during fight with friend over game

Police are investigating a case of murder after a teenager was stabbed and killed during a fight with a friend over a game.

Teenager stabbed and killed

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A teenager from Odendaalsrus was stabbed and killed during a fight with his friend over a game.


Police said the incident happened on Friday evening around 19:30.

“It is alleged that the 15-year-old and another 12-year-old boy were playing a gambling game on the street at Blok 7 Kutlwanong, Odendaalsrus on Friday, 25 June 2021 at about 19:30.

“It is reported that the two later engaged in a heated argument and the 12-year-old went home. On his return, he allegedly pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the 15-year-old in the chest.

Police said the teenager fell to the ground and was declared dead at the scene.

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The deceased is a Grade 9 learner whilst the 12-year-old minor suspect is in Grade 6 at separate schools in Kutlwanong.


“The minor suspect was arrested and charged with murder.”

Police said the boy has since been released under the custody of his guardian pending his court appearance at Odendaalsrus Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 28 June 2021.

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According to the parenting website – Raising Children some children start gambling very young – as young as 10 years. Most children have gambled by the age of 15.

“You might think it’s too early to think about your child and gambling. After all, the legal age for gambling on the pokies, at the TAB or at a casino is 18 years.”

It furthermore stated that for children and teenagers, the most common forms of gambling are card games at home, lottery tickets and scratchy cards.

“Some children move from these games to more serious types of gambling in later adolescence, like racing and other sports betting.

“Also, children can gamble without money on smartphones and Facebook apps. And many video games rated as OK for children have gambling themes and content.”

If you are or someone you know have a gambling problem you can contact the following organisations:

The SA Responsible Gambling Foundation is the entity that supervises the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Tel: 080 000 6008 (toll free)

Gamblers Anonymous SA. Gauteng hotline: 060 624 7140 or 071 377 2746.

Last month a child was allegedly shot and killed by a shop owner in Bloemfontein during the Mangaung Shutdown protest on Monday, 17 May. Police confirmed that seven people were arrested for public violence earlier on Monday.

According to reports, a teenage boy was killed by a shop owner in Mangaung during the protest which turned violent throughout the day.