Friday, December 10, 2021

16 year old boy pleads guilty to a murder and attempted murder

  A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty in the Cape Town Regional Court to the murder of one person and the attempted murder of another man.

He was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Zaiwyn Vermeulen  who died on March 13, 2020.

In his admission of guilt, the boy confessed that on the day of the murder, he had been socialising and drinking alcohol with friends when he was confronted by the deceased and his friends at the intersection between Bunny and Maryland street in Kensington.

An argument ensued, which escalated into a fight the accused stated that he reached for his pocket knife and stabbed Cloete in the lower part of his body.

He said he became more enraged when someone threw a brick against his head which led him to stab Vermeulen once in the chest.

The boy also admitted that he was in full control of his senses at the time of the incident and he had, knowingly, done something wrong.

Advocate Omar Arend, for the accused suggested a psychological condition such as fetal alcohol syndrome to be the cause of his behaviour.  The matter has been postponed until February.


by Everngelista Muza


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