Dance feud cause of schoolyard slaying

By Drum Digital
31 October 2013

The family wants to know why no one came to his aid, where the teachers were during the attack, and how the weapons got into the school.

A feud between rival dance groups culminated in the schoolyard slaying of a KwaZulu-Natal teenager, whose filmed murder has shocked South Africa.

Bongani Nkabinde 18 was killed after a fierce fight broke out at the school during Monday morning’s prayer assembly. The Witness reports that the family is distraught, after watching the video documenting the attack, believed to have been filmed by a fellow pupil. Pupils of Sizimele High School, in Dannhauser’s kwaMdakane blamed the murder on jealousy between rival indlamu (a Zulu traditional dance) groups. They said Bongani was a talented dancer and leader of his group, which had won most local dance competitions. A rival group became resentful, sparking the hatred leading to his murder. A pupil said an argument had started after school on Friday, and a fist fight between Bongani and his rivals took place outside the school. Bongani, a Grade 9 pupil, was killed by a knobkierrie he had brought to school for his own defence after Friday’s fight.

-       News24

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