A Grade Nine pupil is expected to appear at the Khutsong Magistrates Court, west of Johannesburg, on Monday for stabbing and killing a fellow-pupil.


The two  boys quarrelled at their school, Khutsong’s Badirile High School, on Thursday.The fight was about a joke the victim made over the boys old and out-dated school shoes.


When school was dismissed, the conflict resumed, resulting in a fight that left the other boy dead.


Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele says police are investigating the incident and the murder.


He says: “It is alleged that a knife was used to stab the deceased. He has been arrested and he is going to appear before the Kutshong Magistrates court on Monday.”