KZN pupil speared to death

The incident took place in full view of other pupils at the Sizimisele High School.

The Daily Sun obtained dramatic footage of a KwaZulu-Natal schoolboy being beaten and speared to death by his fellow classmates. Picture: Daily Sun

JOHANNESBURG - Footage has emerged of a Kwazulu-Natal schoolboy being speared to death by a fellow classmates.

A video showing 18-year-old Bongani Nkabinde being killed at the Sizimisele High School earlier this week after being involved in a fight with several other pupils, has gone viral.

The fight broke out shortly after assembly in full view of other pupils who then had to write exams shortly after.

The police's Thulane Zwane says it is unclear exactly what Nkabinde was stabbed with, but they found an assortment of weapons at the scene.

"It is believed they were carrying dangerous weapons at school including knobkieries and sticks. Seven suspects have been arrested and they are due to appear in court soon."


A number of violent incidents have been recorded at South African schools in recent months.

Earlier this month, a group of pupils from Pretoria West High School arrived at Hoƫrskool Langenhoven armed with pangas, knives and axes.

They were apparently looking to settle a score.

During the fight, one boys was attacked with a panga, which sliced off most of his ear while three others were also injured.

In another incident this month, a grade 11 boy from the Kgothalang Secondary School in Bekkersdal was stabbed to death by a fellow pupil at the school.

In a separate incident, a 14-year-old Jim Fouche Primary School pupil allegedly assaulted his 41-year-old female teacher in the face at the Johannesburg school after he was asked to take off his jersey because it was not part of the school uniform.

In September, a Glenvista High School pupil assaulted his teacher with a chair and broom while his classmates filmed the attack.

In total, 15 pupils were suspended at the Johannesburg south school.

The boy and his classmates face disciplinary hearings.

Shortly after the video went viral, a Sasolburg High School teacher was allegedly shot in the leg by a 15-year-old boy who brought a gun to school.