Pupil stabbed to death during matric study camp

Cape Town – Police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt following the murder of a grade 12 pupil who was attending study camp over the weekend. The 20-year-old’s body was found with several stab wounds behind one of the blocks in Ben Hlogwane Secondary School premised on Sunday, police said in a statement. The pupil was identified as Phillimon Mkomo... Read more → The post Pupil stabbed to death during matric study camp appeared first on African Insider.

Pupil stabbed to death during matric study camp

Cape Town – Police in Limpopo have launched a manhunt following the murder of a grade 12 pupil who was attending study camp over the weekend.

The 20-year-old’s body was found with several stab wounds behind one of the blocks in Ben Hlogwane Secondary School premised on Sunday, police said in a statement.

The pupil was identified as Phillimon Mkomo from Tshamahansi village in Mahwelereng.

According to police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba, he allegedly sneaked out of the camp.

“Preliminary police investigations revealed that the victim was part of a group of learners doing camping classes in preparation for the examinations. He reportedly sneaked out yesterday, Saturday, 26 November 2022, and that the guardians at school were looking for him but could not find him,” said Ledwaba.


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He said that further investigations conducted at the scene pointed to the possibility that the victim might have been stabbed somewhere else and ran towards the school and collapsed behind one of the blocks.

Provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe “strongly” condemned the incident and appealed to community members with information to inform the police.

Anyone with information may contact the investigating officer Sergeant Munzhedzi Patrick Bebeda on 083 721 8652, the nearest police station on 08600 10111 or My SAPS App.

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