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A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death during an argument, apparently over a cut-off glove, in Polokwane, Limpopo police said on Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, police were called to a school where they found the teenager's body lying in a pool of blood, Captain Ntobeng Phala said.
Preliminary investigations indicated that a function was going to take place at the school on Saturday evening and that groups of boys from neighbouring areas had gathered there ahead of the event.
A 16-year-old boy from one group approached the 15-year-old, who was wearing a cut-off glove, and demanded the glove from him.
The boys began arguing and the 16-year-old allegedly drew a knife and stabbed the younger boy in the chest.
The boys' respective groups started fighting and the 16-year-old was stabbed in the face and on his body.
The 16-year-old was treated for his injuries and was being kept in a place of safety on Saturday. He would appear in court soon to be charged with murder.
Phala said police were investigating whether the crime was gang related. - Sapa