UPDATE: No bail for Giyani high school learner’s killer

The Mabasa house in Xikukwani Village torched by enraged members of the community.

Nhlanhla Elliot Mabasa (20) charged for killing Cells Moyani (14) of Xikukwani village last Wednesday was remanded in police custody.

Read: GIYANI: Man arrested for killing a learner

His case was postponed to March 20 for a formal bail application and for further police investigations.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, said the victim and his 15-year-old fellow learner engaged in a heated argument at Mbangezike High School in the village.

“Following an argument, the 15-year-old learner called his elder brother, aged 20, and they both followed the 14-year-old learner to his home where he was chopped with a sharp object until he died,” said Ngoepe.

Read: Tzaneen: Student critical after shocking stabbing at local school

Subsequent to the killing, the Xikukwani residents went on rampage and burnt the suspect’s home.

He said police were summoned and investigations ensued.

There were no arrests made in connection with the torching of the house and suspects were still unknown at the time of going to press.

Anyone with information about the suspects involved in this matter, may contact Colonel Chris Mabasa at 082 469 0739 or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line SMS 32211.

Letaba Herald

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