Five pupils released on warning after vigilante attack at school

2015-06-13 16:01


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Durban - Five pupils will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court next month for their alleged involvement in a vigilante attack at their school which resulted in the death of an alleged robber.

The learners were released on a warning on Friday after about 800 pupils from their school marched to the Inanda police station, provincial police confirmed in a statement. 

The group argued that the five students, aged between 18 and 20, would miss their mid-year exams.

Their arrest came after three men struck at a school on May 15 at 07:30 and started robbing pupils of their belongings.

The trio was then severely assaulted by a group of pupils, resulting in the death of one of the alleged robbers.

A murder case as well as two counts of attempted murder was investigated. The five pupils were arrested on June 11 for their suspected involvement.

Police confirmed the arrested suspects were released on a warning on Friday after discussing the case with the prosecutor. 

They will appear in court on July 1 after they have finished their exams.

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said acts of vigilantism could not be tolerated.

“We appeal to the community not to take law into their hands because we will act strongly against those involved in such crimes,” she said.

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