KZN pupil stabbed 11 times

2009-04-29 13:44

Durban - A 15-year-old Empangeni schoolgirl was attacked and stabbed 11 times by a motorist while on her way to school on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Mounties Ambulance Service spokesperson Joseph Kruger said the girl was walking along Dunn Road when she was accosted by an unidentified motorist.

"She was stabbed repeatedly in her upper body, presumably with a knife."

The girl was rushed to a local hospital and was in a critical but stable condition.

Empangeni police spokesperson Sergeant Zanele Mkhwanazi confirmed the incident saying the alleged perpetrator had since been arrested.

"The grade 9 pupil was walking along Dunn Road when the passing motorist stopped and proposed his love to the girl. She ignored him and then he got out of his car and stabbed her," said Mkhwanazi.

"Well at least, that's his version of the story."

After stabbing the girl, the man ran off but he was caught by witnesses.

"The girl is still fighting for her life in hospital," Mkhwanazi said.