Bullied pupil ‘did not mean to kill’

2014-02-12 08:58

An school pupil on the East Rand who shot dead his alleged bully did not plan to kill him.

The accused’s lawyer William Karam told the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court yesterday that the murder was not premeditated, The Star reported today.

The now 19-year-old boy shot Nkululeko Ndlovu (18) in the head at the Phineas Xulu Secondary School in Vosloorus with his mother’s service pistol in November 2012.

The indictment stated that Ndlovu approached the accused with the intention of fighting with him.

The accused shot at Ndlovu after he had slapped him.

Karam’s request to the national director of public prosecutions to refer his client to a diversion programme instead of jail was rejected.

“We are not happy about that and [have] appealed against the refusal,” Karam was quoted as saying.

“My client was young at the time of the shooting. He had been severely bullied and it was not a once-off thing. He had complained to the school, but they did nothing and he took the law into his hands.”

The boy is out on R1 000 bail.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.