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.

  • Koos - 2012-03-20 19:54

    Aaaaa future ANCLY members.

  • Rob - 2012-03-20 20:01

    Very sad this. At school we settled matters with our fists & feet, the majority of the time, the loser came away with a few bumps & bruises. No one should go to school & leave dead.

      Twolips - 2012-03-20 20:13

      The kids learn from their elders. See the toyi-toyi on tv, son, and that's how we get our way. We take what we want by force. Sad situation.

  • Edward S Qiki - 2012-03-20 20:19

    Pure pressure is the reason its sad to read or hear such things happen to our kids people lets not blame politics or what you see on TV i am not a politician I am just saying

      Lacrimose - 2012-03-20 20:47

      I disagree. Who teaches children that violence is the way to solve problems? That plunging a knife into someone else is the way to deal with conflict? The answers are probably long and complex and every segment involved with the raising of that child has some culpability. Adolescents are by their very nature impulsive and reckless, somewhere before people reach that stage of life, there has to be the teaching and instilling of self-control. Life is full of pressure. And now someone is dead and an adolescent faces a ruined life because they weren't given the skills to deal with pressure.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-20 20:25

    Children learn from examples set by the adults, if they this violet at this much worse are they going to be as adults....OH BOY haven't we got a lot to look forward to in the future.

  • werna - 2012-03-20 22:25

    This is so sad, the school should be a place where children feel safe.

  • LandyNut - 2012-03-21 08:15

    SA is a country of violence. You got it, I want it, I take it. If you do not agree just kill the oke and take what you want!! Everything here revolves around violence, it seems the norm so you can get what you want and to hell with the consequences.

  • Roy - 2012-03-21 09:19

    Welcome to the new SA!!

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