Eastern Cape pupil arrested allegedly stabbing pupil

Pupil was arrested allegedly stabbing fellow pupil with spoon inside school premises in the Zangwa village in Butterworth, Eastern Cape.

According to police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha, the incident happened on Thursday at 12:30.

“It is alleged that the suspect stabbed the victim for school food as the learners were given their lunch,” he said.

Manatha said the victim, who is also 19, was taken to hospital in East London.

The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with attempted murder.

He is expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Manatha added.