Alleged murder in Witpoort area

WITPOORT — On Thursday 27 August around 21:00 two brothers were involved in a fight in Reabetswe Village.

According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale SAPS Cluster spokesperson, the 18-year-old Amogelang Fortune Tlou, a Grade 10 learner from Raboditse High School, was fighting with people in the street. His mother, Hellen Tlou, tried to calm him and to remove him from the scene, but she couldn’t manage to stop him. She called his older brother to assist her and Amogelang was taken home whereafter the two brothers started to fight.

According to WO Mokoena, Amogelang took an axe trying to assault his brother, but the axe was taken from him by a Mr Sehlare. He then tried to assault his brother with a knife, but his brother took the knife from him and allegedly stabbed him to death.

He was arrested and Amogelang was certified dead by EMS.

The investigation continues.

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