5 arrested for stabbing at Cape school

2011-08-04 21:16

Johannesburg - Five youths have been arrested for allegedly stabbing two pupils and assaulting another at a school in Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Thursday.

Three pupils were about to leave the premises of Livingstone High School on Wednesday at 14:00 when five youths arrived in a white Opel Kadett, said Warrant Officer November Filander.

A heated argument ensued between the two groups and the youths allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old pupil with their fists.

"They then stabbed two other teenagers, both aged 18, with knives before driving away.

"After police were alerted to the incident, they chased the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over. He complied after a short chase and they were all arrested."

Filander said the cause of their quarrel was not known.

The suspects, aged between 15 and 20, were charged with assault and attempted murder.

They were expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

  • Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-04 21:32

    Lock them up forever

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-04 21:41

      so agreed on that,,,they gave up their human rights with this act

  • OZNOB - 2011-08-04 21:55


      cat29 - 2011-08-04 22:34

      Hang them publicly there are enough lamp posts to hang them from for all to see and the 1st human rights person that goes nag nag nag, let them join as well they have messed up this country where crime is concerned. To much rights for the guilty and none for the innocent!!!!

  • cat29 - 2011-08-04 22:31

    Enough is enough, the younger ones must be charged as adults. They want to play grown ups now let them be charged and prisoned like the adults.

  • George - 2011-08-05 00:16

    Now the fat lady has sung.

      daaivark - 2011-08-05 08:06

      No which tune was that. Noot vir Noot.

      daaivark - 2011-08-05 08:08

      Sorry, "now".

  • Enigma - 2011-08-05 09:00

    This is so unbelievable because I attended that same school and nothing like this happened back then. Even in the mornings on my way to work I drive pass there sometimes. What I don't understand is where was the security guard because the school has a security @ the gate and the police station is not even a block away. Those thugs deserve Pollsmoor so that they can be taken care of by PAPA.

  • SageScion - 2011-08-05 09:30

    Let me take a *WilD* guess, they were black.

      Enigma - 2011-08-05 10:14

      Not @ all SageScion, Livingstone high is predominantly Muslim and coloured and is situated in the white suburbs. The closest community in that area is the Muslim community which which falls under the coloured race. So to assume that they were black is out of the question as the black people live miles away from that area. In the future you need to google Cape Town and search the areas where different races live before guessing.

      Alex Dowding - 2011-08-05 10:28

      Why does it matter what colour they were? They are criminals concerned with dangerous activities and should be treated as such.

      Alex Dowding - 2011-08-05 10:32

      There is really no need to racialise everything. It won't make things better. That's one of the reasons this country can't seem to move forward. People bringing up race where it isn't necessary or warranted, almost out of habit without first thinking if it will have a positive or negative effect. Drop the prejudice.

  • Gimmie-CPT - 2011-08-05 10:58

    haha nice one! did they realy think they can run!

  • ANTON SCHUTTE - 2011-08-05 11:17

    Time to make an example of these punks!

  • Aristotle - 2011-08-06 23:18

    SRG, don't be naive. They'll give them the bloody vote when they're in jail!

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