KZN pupils traumatised by brutal killing

A pupil at the Sizimele High School was stabbed to death in front of his classmates.

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 - Pupils at a KwaZulu-Natal school, where an 18-year-old pupil was killed in full view of classmates, are undergoing trauma counselling, the provincial basic education department said on Wednesday.

A cellphone video obtained by the Daily Sun newspaper shows Bongani Nkabinde being stabbed to death after being involved in a fight with several other pupils on Monday morning.

It's understood the fight broke out shortly after assembly at the Sizimele High School.

Nkabinde, who was a grade 9 pupil at the school, was stabbed to death after an apparent argument with a group of five pupils.

Police say they found multiple weapons at the scene.

The department's Muzi Mahlambi says pupils at the school are still in shock.

"MEC Peggy Nkonyeni, together with the MEC for Community Safety and Liaison discussed the matter. At this stage, there is a heavy police presence in and around the school."

At least five suspects between the ages of 17 and 19 have been arrested.

VIOLENCE AT SCHOOLS

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 boy 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.

In a separate inciden t, a 14-year-old Jim Fouche Primary School pupil allegedly punched his 41-year-old female teacher 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.

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.