A grade seven student in Zimbabwe is reported to have stabbed his classmate to death over a pencil in a shocking incident that has recently occurred.
iHarare reports that a 12-year-old grade 7 student (name withheld) from MwachetaÂ Primary School in Chipinge stabbed to death a fellow seventeen-year-old Grade 7 pupil with a knife.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, Mwacheta Primary School headteacher, James Chigugudhlo said the grisly incident happened on Tuesday afternoon when the pupils were coming back from school.
The 12-year-oldÂ allegedly stabbed his fellow classmate with a knife on the chest on their way home from school following an argument over a pencil.
Ward 16 councilor Raphious Maphahla who spoke to a local publicationÂ Masvingo MirrorÂ revealed that the fight also involved the 12-year-old elder brothers from a nearby secondary school.
The 17-year-old was unfortunately confirmed dead upon admission at the Chipinge District Hospital. He died due to excessive bleeding after he was stabbed once in the heart.
The suspects were later picked up by the police for questioning after they had fled the scene.
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