Three charged for KZN school murder

Cellphone footage shows Bongani Nkabinde being stabbed to death at school by fellow pupils.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Three of the five pupils arrested in connection with the killing of a classmate will face murder charges, KwaZulu-Natal police confirmed on Thursday.

Cellphone footage emerged on Wednesday showing 18-year-old Bongani Nkabinde being stabbed to death at the Sizimele High School earlier this week.

Nkabinde was involved in a fight on Monday morning after assembly.

The video shows his classmates stabbing him to death with a sharp object.

It's been reported that Nkabinde may have been killed with his own weapon.

It appears that there are two gangs at Sizimele and the pupils arrived at school with dangerous, home-made weapons.

A major initiative has now been launched between the Basic Education Department, Crimeline and police to stop what appears to be a growing scourge of school violence in the country.

Gauteng Education MEC Barbara Creecy says something needs to be done to address the issue.

She says behavioural problems need to be detected in early childhood and dealt with immediately.

VIOLENCE AT SCHOOLS

Monday's killing is just one of many violent incidents reported at schools in the country in recent weeks.

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.