Jhb pupils revolt after murder

2012-03-03 13:15

Johannesburg - Calm was restored to a Johannesburg high school after pupils went on a destructive spree following the murder of a fellow pupil, according to reports on Saturday.

The Saturday Star reported that learners at Vorentoe High School in Auckland Park went on the rampage on Friday morning after learning that the boys accused of the murder might be let out on bail.

A grade 11 pupil was stabbed to death outside the high school on Wednesday.

Police, armed with rubber bullets, metro police and an ambulance arrived after school authorities called for help to deal with the rowdy group of teenagers.

The group smashed windows, wrote on walls and disrupted classes. Many parents came to take their children home for the day, the paper reported.

Five pupils from another school were arrested in connection with the murder.

The five appeared in the Newlands Magistrate's court on Friday, but police were unavailable to confirm the outcome.

  • JasonEye - 2012-03-03 13:24

    Pathetic! those students and News24! you ran this story yesterday! And now you run it again!!!! Come on im sure you can find something else!

  • Boer - 2012-03-03 13:30

    Why do they always have to break things that don't belong to them?

      Alex - 2012-03-03 13:54

      Boer, that is the reason why they break them; because they don't belong to them. They must pay for the damage so that they can appreciate the value of what they have destroyed.

  • Trevor - 2012-03-03 13:33

    This is crazy....courts should hit this kids HARD, make them finish their schooling doing after hours maintenance at the school, from cutting grass to cleaning toilets under supervision! THIS is what happens when Government is rotten with corruption and kids see they can get away with murder...

      Michelle Kirsten - 2012-03-03 22:30

      @Trevor: I suggested at my school that detention be spent cleaning the grounds, painting and doing general maintenance. Was told it infringes on human rights and dignity of learners. Go figure.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-03 13:33

    Expel the lot!Ill bet parents took no action at home either! They are headed in the same direction as the murder accused!

      Juan - 2012-03-03 13:45

      The parents also probably burn, loot, destroy. They probably proud of their kids

  • Michelle - 2012-03-03 13:39

    The article again just makes me realize why I made the right choice to leave SA. Am going to get lots of "thumbs-down" No problem At least my child can use public transport at night and be safe, walk to the shop and be safe. Go to school and be safe. Our hearts always in SA, but our safety unfortunately in another country.

      JasonEye - 2012-03-03 13:49

      With all respect, don't use the "my heart lies in South Africa" just admit you don't feel safe here and get on with your life! I have a British Passport and can leave whenever i so choose. But my heart really is here and I will stay and do whatever I can to make things better here. Running, for whatever reason, is your answer but its not everyone's.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-03 13:49

      Michelle the sad part is you most probably one of those who voted YES for the Pied Piper FW de Klerk. Then what u got what you wanted you ran off??

      David Dz Matende - 2012-03-03 13:58

      Give that man a bells......JasonEye?

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-03 14:21

      Shadieda I respect what u saying about your family safety Ect but what gets to me is that we had a well run and civil country till the Pied Piper came on the seen. Now you and many other leave no blame there but If you voted yes in 1986 and then again in 1990 followed him don't blame the country YOU F it up and now you stand outside and say what a mess we have here. While you created it and then pissed off. If you voted NO I respect you and which you well!!

      Michelle - 2012-03-03 17:11

      @Jason I never "ran" And please don't tell me where my heart lies. You have no idea. Am impressed, however with your positive outlook regarding making a difference. Again, "running" for me was not a choice . It was a case of either I'm employed or not.

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-03 18:41

      N by the way no one cares that u left tell that to someone who cares..... Life is so unpredictable, the day u become a victim of crime it wud be interesting to know how u wd feel about what seems to be your new Heaven-Found-on-Earth country...

      Michelle - 2012-03-03 18:57

      @Mtshezi Narrow-minded people like you are most definitely not what we need in SA. Not concerned about people caring about me leaving the country Especially not people that I do not know Like you You arse

      Jennifer - 2012-03-04 09:42

      Why are you people who have left still interferring in the issues we are facing here? Get your heart and mind in your own country and stop bad mouthing ours! You have chosen not to be South African for whatever reason and all the best to you, now get on with your life where you are or you won't feel you belong anywhere. You are no longer part of the solution You went away ....

      Michelle - 2012-03-04 09:54

      @Jason Would not use that British passport for quality schooling anyway in most areas of the UK

      Michelle - 2012-03-04 12:57

      @Jennifer Sense a lot of anger there girl Get over yourself Have never chosen NOT to be South African Definitely getting on with our lives. However, have the right to contribute howsoever we wish. Are you taking away peoples' democratic rights here???? lol

      Jennifer - 2012-03-04 13:36

      @ Michelle, how exactly is it contributing to tell people how right you are that you've left? and how awful SA is? You may be safe but You're sounding bored and like you're trying to convince yourself you did the right thing ~ your comments are insulting to South Africans. I'm not saying you did the wrong thing, I'm saying your comments aren't helping. carry on loling.

  • Winsome - 2012-03-03 13:47

    And causing chaos and disruption helped - how?

      shahieda.erkamp - 2012-03-03 14:13

      Not at all. From students vandalizing a university to learners behaving violently at school. I fear SA may be in for another 'brain drain' soon. More and more(intelligent/skilled)people are leaving. It's no wonder why...

  • David Dz Matende - 2012-03-03 14:03


  • Den - 2012-03-03 14:24

    its a black thing, they specialise in breaking things

  • Sinudeity - 2012-03-03 14:37

    "Calm was restored to a Johannesburg high school after pupils went on a destructive spree..." Err... Its saturday.

  • Irene - 2012-03-03 15:10

    This is the sequence of events: 1. Go on the rampage and destroy, then for the fun of it, burn it down. 2. Go on the rampage and perform for a new school. 3. Go on the rampage and demand to be passed to the next standard even though a pass is 30% and you were too stupid to even achieve that. 4. Create a stampede to get into university. 5. Once there, realise you're not bright enough to cope and start blaming whites and apartheid for your lack of common sense. 6. Go on the rampage again because your marks weren't good enough to pass. 7. As a second resort you look for a job but can't find one because you're uneducated and a thug to boot. 8. If you are lucky enough to find an employer who is stupid enough to employ you, you go on strike and demand to be paid the same as the person who stuck it out at university and attained a degree. 9. Once again protest and perform at the employers offices and demand what you don't deserve. 10. When all else fails follow Juliearse on the march to 'economic freedom'. 11. Demand from those who have worked extremely hard to attain what they have, to geeeeve it to you. And so the cycle continues unabated, but we are tooo klevah!

      Shirley - 2012-03-03 15:56

      1000000000 thumbs up!!!!

      Michelle - 2012-03-03 19:02

      Again Mtshezi is showing his ignorance. From your comments it seems as if you cannot wait to leave the country but do not have the means to do so . So now you are knocking the people who did or who can leave??? Catch a wake-up, your racism is very evident

      Irene - 2012-03-03 19:49

      Mtshezi ~ If my comment is so disgusting and stupid etc. etc. etc., please TELL ME WHERE I LIED! Go on, I dare you.

  • paulgerber969 - 2012-03-03 20:33

    My heart bleeds for my Alma Mater. Taken over by Bandits.

  • Jennifer - 2012-03-04 09:06

    Why didn't they mess up the school of the murderers instead of their own? Not that i approve of messing schools, it just is so wierd that someone kick themselves up the bum instead of kicking the troublemakers up the bum. Make them (the revolting students) fix their school and pay for it.

  • Jan - 2012-03-04 10:25

    Mindless savages! These are supposedly our future leaders but all they know is to destroy! Mob mentality, bet only about 1% of them even knew what was going on. The rest just sheep following the mob and doing what comes natural to them, no regard for anything else

  • Sizwe - 2012-03-04 11:59

    Whoever said corporal punishment in schools, and the courts should be abolished needs to be flogged. These kids wouldnt even have dreamed of such conduct if schools were allowed to instill discipline.

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