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Teenager killed by schoolmate in South Africa

Teenager killed by schoolmate in South Africa
Teenager killed by schoolmate in South Africa

A 16-year-old teenage schoolgirl was killed by her fellow schoolmate and buried in a shallow grave in South Africa.

A family has been left heartbroken after the death of a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly killed by a fellow pupil on Monday, 8 April. The girl identified as Nomthandazo Mbatha left for a study session and never returned home in Mpumalanga, South Africa

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The following day, her parents learned that she was last seen with a 17-year-old pupil after the study session that day. Her body was later discovered buried in a shallow grave.

Nomthandazo’s mother, Anna Mabote, said she is shattered.

“I am still asking myself questions that I cannot answer,” she said.

The 39-year-old mum said she had been looking forward to her daughter’s future.

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Mpumalanga Education MEC Sibusiso Malaza visited the school and the family last Friday to discuss the young girl’s burial. He said society needs to work to educate the boy child.

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Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said they were investigating charges of murder, rape and defeating the ends of justice.

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