Boy (13) to remain in custody for Mondeor stabbing

Boy (13) to remain in custody for Mondeor stabbing

A 13-year-old boy arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a pupil outside Mondeor High School, south of Johannesburg, will undergo an assessment.

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The teenage boy is accused of stabbing to death a 19-year-old outside the school on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was attacked by three boys from various schools.

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The suspect appeared in the juvenile section of the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Gauteng, Phindi Mjonodwane, says an preliminary investigation will start once the assessment by the officer is complete.

"This is to allow the boy to be assessed by the probation officer. The probation officer will then compile a report that will be presented to the court so that a process of conducting a preliminary inquiry can be kick-started. That process is per prescripts of the Child Justice Act and should be conducted within 48 hours of the child’s arrest."

The boy will appear in court again on Friday.

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