Limpopo boy (14) to appear in court for classmate’s death

It’s understood the accused was playing with the gun when a bullet went off and struck his friend in the face.

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JOHANNESBURG – A 14-year-old boy and his uncle are expected to appear in court today, in connection with the death of the teenager’s classmate in Mankweng in Limpopo.

Police say the boy stole his uncle’s firearm and took it to extra lessons.

It’s understood the accused was playing with the gun when a bullet went off and struck his friend in the face – killing him instantly.

The police’s Mohlaka Mashiane says the boy is undergoing evaluation to determine whether he is fit to stand trial.
Mashiane says the boy’s uncle faces numerous charges.

“The uncle was charged as well for the negligent handling of a firearm, and he apparently doesn’t have a proper license to possess the license so more charges will be added on his head.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)