Vryburg Cluster: On Saturday, 26 May 2018, police in Stella apprehended a 19-year-old man for two counts of murder following an incident in which two lifeless bodies of a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old girls were found at Stella High School hostel.
According to information at police disposal, the bodies of the pair were discovered by the hostel matron. Firstly, the matron found the body of the 17-year-old girl hanging from the rails of the staircase in the hostel. She alerted the school management and the police were summoned.
Upon investigation, the police discovered the second body with a string around her neck at the hostel's bathroom. Subsequent to a thorough investigation, a 19-year-old man who is believed to be an ex-boyfriend of one of the two girls was arrested. The motive of the incident is unknown at this stage and investigation into the matter continues.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane condemned the incident and applauded the police for their swift reaction that led to the arrest of the suspect.
Source: South African Police Service