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KZN pupil stabbed to death, allegedly by another pupil

A pupil has died following a stabbing incident. Picture: RUSA

A pupil has died following a stabbing incident. Picture: RUSA

Published Feb 17, 2022

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Durban: A KwaZulu-Natal pupil has died following a stabbing incident at a school on the KZN North Coast.

According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala it is alleged on Thursday at around noon, a group of learners were fighting inside the school in Trenance Park.

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“During the fight, a 17-year-old male was stabbed on left side of the chest. He was taken to a local clinic where he was declared dead upon arrival. A case of murder is being investigated by Verulam SAPS.”

According to Prem Balram from Reaction Unit SA, they were called to the school situated in Trenance park just after 11.15am following reports of a stabbing.

According to Balram, the pupil sustained a stab wound to the chest and was transported privately to hospital.

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“On arrival at the school, our officers were informed that the critically injured student was transported privately to a local clinic where he was declared deceased on arrival.

“The suspect is believed to be another pupil of the school. However, he has not been identified at this stage.”

KZN Department of Education spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa said district officials had been sent to the schools to establish what transpired.

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“We have not received a formal report about the matter but have seen it in the media.

“As a Department, we strongly condemn it. We are going to act, working with the police and all other law enforcement, and take strong action against any perpetrators or anyone who injures or harms our learners.”

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