'Bully' murder case on hold

2012-11-22 19:36

Johannesburg - An East Rand Grade 11 pupil accused of shooting dead a fellow pupil over bullying appeared in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phindile Louw said the matter was postponed to 29 November, for a formal bail application.

The 18-year-old Phineas Xulu Secondary School pupil was arrested on Tuesday.

He allegedly used a firearm belonging to his mother, a metro police officer, to shoot dead Grade 10 pupil Nkululeko Ndlovu, when he and his friends confronted him in class.

On Thursday, The Star newspaper reported that no one at the school was prepared to shed a tear for the bully, and that the general feeling was that he got what he deserved.

"We are relieved that he is dead. We will now eat our food and spend our money," one pupil told the newspaper.

Ndlovu's family denied he was a problem pupil and said they were not aware he was a bully.

The Democratic Alliance and the Inkatha Freedom Party called on the education department to help find the causes and the solutions of bullying.

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said Ndlovu's death was a symptom of a lack in discipline.

"Educators are often unable to correct the behaviour of learners because they simply refuse to attend detention or cannot do so because they rely on scholar transport, and physical correction has been outlawed," ACDP Gauteng leader Lydia Meshoe said in a statement.

"The result is a lack of accountability for bullies and no protection for their victims."

  • alananthonygreen - 2012-11-22 20:00

    Bring back corporal punishment dammit

      sanele.ndlela.10 - 2012-11-22 21:12

      Yes Corporal Punishment Could Be Brought Back But What happened to “Charity Begins at Home”It All Gets Unproperly Controlled At Home...

      sanele.ndlela.10 - 2012-11-22 21:13

      Yes Corporal Punishment Could Be Brought Back But What happened to “Charity Begins at Home”It All Gets Unproperly Controlled At Home...

      kevin.goody1 - 2012-12-20 07:28

      yeah like violence will solve anything

  • mothibe.moses - 2012-11-22 20:19

    we are very sorry but our kids always suffer from this bully behaviour

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-11-22 20:58

    Drop charges against this hero instead the school must make him the headboy.Thugs can not be tolerated in schools.

      ian.robertreid - 2012-11-22 21:50

      Best comment~ excellent! thanku?

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-22 21:13

    I think the teachers need to pay serious attention to bullying in schools.It might sound trivial,but it affects the psycological state of the victims by making them despondent and fearful to go to school and affects their focus.The bullies must be severely dealth with.The parents must form a commitee to deal with bullies and shud be more vigilant to this problem.

  • JudoJaco - 2012-11-23 02:24

    This type of barbaric behaviour was unheard of before 1994 we only read about this in the papers of things like this happening overseas!! But in the wonderful New South Africa it’s happening more and more not only done by blacks but whites to its so sad seeing our beautiful country go down the ANC tubes

  • henk63 - 2012-11-23 06:37

    The bully was probably already over 20 and should not be in school anymore. His family didn't know he was a bully because they are cut from the same dysfunctional cloth. Somewhere deep inside all of us are glad he got what he deserved, and let this be a lesson to all bullies out there.

      Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 09:52

      True Henk, may they all Learn a lesson. It's nature, even animals will get rid of upstart in the pack

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-11-23 09:54

    Manners start at home, but teachers are oblivious to cunning bullies all over, they don't seem to care enough to put effort into this.they brush it off as petty kids issues

  • bheki.dladla.756 - 2012-11-23 16:06

    Parents should never rely soley on teacher to do what they fail to do. discipline should begn at home so that when the child goes to school he/she will be able to carry him/herself in a manner that is expected. failure to discipline a child at home will sure breed such behaviour. if the bully was discplined at home he would still be alive lets face it. i am where i am today because my parents taught me whats right and wrong and i never as a bully.

  • gugu.mnguni.5 - 2012-11-23 22:24

    Hw did dis boy gt access 2 hiz mother's firearm, sm research needz 2 b done 'bwt dis az well

  • sarahleahdowns - 2013-01-02 15:42

    I personally think one of the important points here is that, the kid had acess to a firearm, belonging to his mother who is a police woman. Uhm, this really needs to be looked into. How was she keeping her gun? What safety was involved? Gun Safe etc. Well done Lydia Meshoe: "The result is a lack of accountability for bullies and no protection for their victims."

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