Girl killed for R10

A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Pietermaritzburg, allegedly by three other teenage girls for R10, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. "Police found the body of a female lying on the ground outside a vacant house. She had sustained a stab wound to the neck," Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said. Investigations revealed that the girl was homeless and living in the unoccupied house along with four other youths. "She was approached by three female illegal occupants of the house. It is alleged that the females demanded her (sic) to hand over R10.50 she had in her possession." When she refused, a fight broke out. "One of the suspects produced a knife and stabbed her in the neck, fatally wounding her. The girl fell to the ground and thereafter the suspects kicked her all over her body." An 18-year-old male living in the house then went to the police. Before they arrived, the three teenagers fled. Officers chased and arrested the three on Prince Alfred Street. "The knife believed to have been used in the incident was found buried in the ground on the premises," Jeevan said. The murdered girl was from Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. The three girls, aged between 17 and 19, were due to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.-Sapa

Report ID: 800
Crime Category: Murder
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Pietermaritzburg
Suburb: N/A
Address: Outside a vacant house
Crime Date/Time: 17 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 18 Jan 2011, 11:01 AM
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