RESIDENTS are still in shock after a 14-year-old girl was stabbed to death by an 11-year-old girl at her home on Thursday.
It’s believed the younger girl became angry when she heard that the older girl had been gossiping about her.
She allegedly waited for two days for the older girl to come out of her house before following her back in and stabbing her to death.
When the SunTeam arrived at the home of Khauhelo Mokhele in Thaba Nchu zone 5, Free State, her mum Margaret (44) said she found her body near the TV when she got home from work.
“I knocked and there was no response. So I used the spare key to open the front door. I saw my daughter lying face down in a pool of blood,” she said.
Margaret said before she entered the house, she saw the 11-year-old girl running out of the kitchen door. According to Margaret, the girl had been seen waiting outside the door the previous day.
A neighbour, Dineo Senakgomo, said: “What shocked us is that the girl spent some hours in the house.”
Khauhelo’s father, Mokhele (50) said he received a call about the murder while on the bus from work.
“We are so hurt and disturbed by a rumour that our child was killed over bread, or a boy. People are so insensitive.
“It’s very sad that they talk about things they don’t know about on social media,” he said.
“The girl took my daughter’s phone after she stabbed her with our bread knife. She even washed the blood from the knife.”
Police spokesman Sergeant Martin Xuma said a case of murder was opened and that the suspect was arrested.
He said the minor was released into her parents’ custody. She is expected to appear in the Thaba Nchu Magistrates Court today.
“The 14-year-old girl was stabbed four times and a knife suspected to have been used was found and confiscated by police. We appeal to community members, especially minors, not to resort to violence.
“Being involved in crime will have a negative impact on their future,” Xuma said.