Cape boy, 4, ‘stabbed to death’ by five-year-old neighbor | TBEN

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Police in Kraaifontein, Western Cape, opened a murder case after a five-year-old child stabbed a four-year-old boy to death on Wednesday.

Police spokesman Sergeant Wesley Twigg could not confirm which object was used by the five-year-old, and said the circumstances surrounding the incident were part of an ongoing investigation.

SAFM reported the kids were neighbors in Crow Fountain.

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The four-year-old’s grandmother told the Daily Voice that her grandson and his friend were playing with a group of children when the incident happened.

After hearing the child’s screams and what had happened, they took him to the hospital, but he died on the way.

The grandmother said her daughter lived on a Sassa grant and could not afford to bury her child.

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