Durban pupil stabbed to death

2012-03-20 19:45
Durban - A Grade 8 pupil was stabbed to death in a fight over a cellphone at a Durban school on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal education spokesperson Sihle Mlotshwa said.

A fellow pupil stabbed 15-year-old Siphesihle Gcwensa at Clairwood Secondary School. Further details were not immediately available.

There had been a total of four stabbings in KwaZulu-Natal schools in the last month, resulting in the deaths of three pupils, Mlotshwa said.

"This is a result of the increase in the number of pupils who carry dangerous weapons into the schools."

He urged parents to help stop this.

Last week a hunting knife, a screwdriver, a rusty pair of scissors and eight packets of dagga were seized from pupils when Education MEC Senzo Mchunu visited Mandlenkosi High School.
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