A 15-year-old Limpopo high school pupil who was arrested along with four others in connection with the killing of a Polokwane man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly stabbed another person last year.
The teenager, whose father is a retired policeman, had allegedly stabbed another person in Bendor, Polokwane reported SowetanLive.
The teenager, along with the four others, were arrested after the brutal murder of a Flora Park musician and college student Thoriso Themane, 28, on Saturday.
Themane’s brutal assault was recorded on a cellphone video that has gone viral and sparked public outcry.
Yesterday, a police source told Sowetan that a previous case against the minor was still being investigated. “Police and prosecutors met yesterday [Tuesday] and decided to reopen the case,” said a source.
Sources close to the investigation told Sowetan that the 15-year-old Capricorn High School pupil had also opened a counter-charge of assault in the same matter.
Allegations of the teen’s previous brush with the law surfaced on social media after Themane’s killing with users claiming he had pending cases against him.
A fellow Capricorn High School pupil who was at the party where the stabbing took place last year told Sowetan that the teenager had tried to gatecrash the party. When they were turned away at the door he allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed another boy.
The murder-accused pupil’s father, who had initially claimed his son had not been involved in any crime before told Sowetan yesterday that there was a pending case against the teenager.
“I’m aware of the case as police informed [me] yesterday to come to the station; I’m in a meeting now,” said the retired policeman.
National police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo said they wouldn’t comment regarding the attempted murder charge until the suspect had appeared in court today.
Before the murder at the weekend, the teenager had attracted loads of admiration from his Facebook friends for his expensive taste in designer clothes. In another post he appeared with a stash of money in his mouth.
In another photo he is seen holding a bottle of Russian Bear vodka.
In a video clip which went viral this week, he is seen in a school uniform responding to a question that he is indeed feeling good that he killed a person. “Yes, you know my father is untouchable,” he responded before walking away. SowetanLive
Skeem Saam’s Koko Mantsha death dismissed as fake news
Koko Mantsha, the popular Skeem Saam character acto, real name, Lydia Mokgokoloshi is not dead.
Social media is awash with news of her death which seems to have been fuelled by fake news sites aiming to profit from unsuspecting lovers of the 80 year-old veteran actress.
Lydia Mokgokoloshi, has appeared in many television shows including Muvhango and Bophelo ke semphego.
Mokgokoloshi was born on 27 September 1939, in Polokwane, Polokwane Local Municipality, Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo.
She is most famous for acting as Koko Mantsha the grandmother of Katlego Pietersen (Patrick Seleka) in the soap, Skeem Saam.
Tweets and reports that Mme Lydia Mokgokoloshi has passed are FALSE
Nkoko Mantsha, as she is affectionately known to Skeem Saam fans, is alive.
The FB page reporting this is NOT an SABC creates page. pic.twitter.com/mGcpWASpqf
— Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) July 24, 2021
Watch: Thulani Dlomo an alleged ‘Zuma spy’, hands himself in
Thulani Dlomo, the axed former SSA top spy and former SA ambassador to Japan has handed himself over to police on Friday.
Dlomo’s lawyer Philani Shangase said that he handed himself over at his own will at the Durban Central Police station on Friday.
He said Dlomo was not arrested but wanted to clear his name following media reports.
Dlomo was being interviewed by police officers at 17h00 on Friday.
“He has denied all wrong doing,” Shangase said.
Dlomo was suspected to be one of the instigators of the unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
This is a developing story.
Residents warned against consuming dead fish washing up at Umhlanga and Umdloti beaches – video
The eThekwini Municipality has sent out a warning to residents against collecting and consuming dead fish and crayfish that have washed up on the beaches of Umhlanga and Umdloti, north of Durban.
The public has been asked to refrain from fishing, surfing and swimming on the beaches after a video of the dead fish on the beaches emerged on social media.
The municipality said it was investigating what caused the marine life to die.
“It is considered serious and can affect one’s health if collected and consumed.”
According to reports, run-off water and chemicals reached the ocean through storm water drains after firefighters battled a blaze at a chemical plant at Cornubia started by looters on Tuesday.
“The public is advised to refrain from all recreational activities, including fishing or surfing, bait collection and picking up of dead species in this area,” said the municipality.
“Collecting or harvesting of any marine living resource in the area is temporarily prohibited until the cause is determined and the threat has abated.
“Authorities are investigating the source of the pollution and cleanup companies are trying to contain the spill.”
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