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A man was stoned to death by school pupils, when he and two accomplices tried to rob them at their school on Thursday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.
Brigadier Phindile Radebe said the three men - armed with a knife and a firearm - tried to rob pupils of their cellphones and cash at the school in Umbumbulu at 7.30am.
The children retaliated by throwing stones at them. They fled.
One of the men did not escape and was stoned to death. - Sapa