Pupil held after boy is stabbed to death

2013-03-20 11:18

A Grade 11 Cape Town pupil was stabbed to death on a school bus.

An 18-year-old, also believed to be a pupil, was arrested on a charge of murder after the stabbing, Cape Town daily, Cape Times, reported today.

Western Cape education department spokesperson Paddy Attwell said Uviwe Mzingelwa (17), a pupil at Ned Doman High School in Athlone, was involved in a fight with other passengers. He died on the scene.

The fight started at 7.30am as the bus was moving to Gugulethu.

Bronwyn Dyke, the spokesperson for the Golden Arrow bus company, said the fight between pupils already started on Monday.

“According to reports we have received, this started a while ago. It flared up (on Monday) when the deceased and another learner got into a fight. The deceased pulled a pair of scissors on another learner and stabbed him in the finger.”

Dyke said the fight continued yesterday and Mzingelwa again pulled out his scissors when approached by two pupils.

The pair retaliated with a pair of scissors and stabbed Mzingelwa in the heart.

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