Chipinge boy (12) stabs classmate to death over pencil

PATIENCE MAGORA/ ELLEN MLAMBO

CHIPINGE – A Grade 7 pupil at Mwacheta Primary School in Ward 16, Chipinge stabbed a classmate to death yesterday afternoon following arguments over a pencil.

Mwacheta head, James Chigugudhlo confirmed the incident to The Mirror but referred questions to the District Schools’ Inspector.

Officer Commanding Chipinge, (Dispol) Kennedy Nyaumwe also confirmed the incident.

The incident happened as the pupils were coming back from school and the deceased died on the way to Chipinge District Hospital.

Ward 16 councillor Raphious Maphahla said, “As the two fought, the one who was being overpowered called on his brothers who were coming from a nearby secondary school and the brothers urged their sibling to stab his classmate with a knife on the left side of the chest,” said Maphahla.

Maphahla urged the community to keep children away from dangerous weapons. The brothers ran away after the incident.

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