Parktown Boys' High pupils back in court

The 12 Parktown Boys’ High School pupils accused of assaulting a junior pupil at their school are expected to appear again in the children’s section of the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Aged 17, 18 and 19, the boys appeared in court last Friday when their case was postponed for a pre-trial report.

The report, which was expected to be compiled by social workers, was to focus on the boys’ personal circumstances in a bid to evaluate their behaviour.

During Friday’s appearance, the boys’ case was heard in camera.

The boys face charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The charges were laid by a mother who alleges her son was assaulted during an initiation ceremony at the school earlier this year.—Sapa

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