PMB Grade 10 boy killed in brawl

2016-11-02 06:03

A 16-YEAR-OLD Pietermaritzburg high- school pupil will be laid to rest this Saturday after being stabbed outside his school during a violent brawl last week.

The incident happened on the same day that a 17-year-old Hammarsdale pupil was beaten and stabbed in the head by fellow pupils at Chief Luthayi High School.

Plessislaer police spokesperson Captain Musa­ Ntombela said the Siyanda High School pupil, Ntokozo Gwala, was allegedly stabbed by a 21-year-old man, a former pupil of the school.

Ntombela said the man was arrested three hours after the incident, but a Pietermaritzburg court provisionally suspended the case earlier this week.

It is believed Ntokozo was attacked outside the Sweetwaters school at about 3pm on Friday.

A fight allegedly broke out between the pupil and his attacker and he was stabbed in the back, near his neck.

Ntokozo, a Grade 10 pupil, was rushed to a nearby clinic by a motorist and died soon after.

“He was a quiet boy and worked hard,” a staff member at the school said.

Ntokozo’s older brother, Nkosenye Gwala, said the family are preparing for his funeral on Saturday.

“The family is not handling the incident well, it is a big loss. Ntokozo was born in Pietermaritzburg and he was a very soft and reliable boy,” he said.

The reason for the brawl remains unclear.

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