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Tongue-lashing for parents of 'killer' boys

By unknown | Sep 21, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Kamogelo Seekoei and Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

Kamogelo Seekoei and Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi

The parents of the five boys arrested for allegedly killing Mfundo Ntshangase were yesterday told to keep their children under strict control until their next court appearance.

The boys were released into the custody of their parents to give police more time to investigate the case.

One mother said the police had arrested the wrong people. She claimed that the person who stabbed Mfundo was on the run.

"My boy is a soft-hearted person who could not do such a thing," the mother said.

Police spokesman Cheryl Engelbrecht denied the allegations and said officers were hoping to make more arrests.

The boys appeared briefly with their guardians in the Randburg magistrates' court yesterday. The were warned they would be arrested if they failed to appear in court on October 10.

The five boys, aged between 16 and 18, were arrested on Tuesday at their schools. They have been kept at the Randburg police station. Four of the boys were nabbed in their classes at Athlone Boys High in Bezuidenhout Valley. The fifth boy was collared at Central Johannesburg College. All the parents said they would apply for legal aid. The boys face charges of murder, attempted murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.


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