Ques­tions after boy, 15, stabbed to death

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - NOKUTHULA ZWANE nokuthula.zwane@inl.co.za @Zwane_2li2ls

A FATHER is search­ing for an­swers after his 15-year-old son was stabbed to death in what is sus­pected to have been a quar­rel over a girl­friend.

Thando Maz­ibuko was al­legedly stabbed with a screw­driver early yes­ter­day fol­low­ing a night out with friends in Yeoville, Joburg.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened while they were re­turn­ing to a guest house at which they were stay­ing.

Yes­ter­day, Thando’s father, God­knows Maz­ibuko, said he was in shock after hear­ing of his son’s death.

“Right now we are get­ting dif­fer­ent sto­ries com­ing from the friends who were present at the scene and the po­lice,” he said.

“What we were told by a girl who claims to be his girl­friend was that he was fight­ing with some other guy over her. Ac­cord­ing to his friends, he was stabbed in the street, and later found him­self in a guest house he had ear­lier booked. They found him dead with­out any clothes on.”

He added: “What we don’t un­der­stand is why the guest house did not en­quire, and act fast when they saw Thando.”

A dis­traught Maz­ibuko said Thando was the only child he had, and that his mother lived in Ar­gentina, fol­low­ing their sep­a­ra­tion in 2004. He was ex­pect­ing the po­lice to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent thor­oughly and bring the sus­pect to book.

Gaut­eng po­lice spokesper­son Kay Makhubele said the sus­pect was on the run, and no ar­rest had been made by last night.

A case of mur­der had been opened at Yeoville po­lice sta­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Net­care 911 spokesper­son Chris Botha, paramedics ar­rived at the scene to find Thando in car­diac ar­rest. They were un­able to save him.

‘They found him dead with­out any clothes on’

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