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Grade 10 Pupil Stabbed To Death By Expelled Pupil

According to Mpumalanga police, the two went to the same school. Police were informed that the adolescent had been expelled last year in grade 9.

The body of a 20-year-old grade 10 pupil was found in a pool of blood with a stab wound to his chest in Mbombela.

At around 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, he was allegedly stabbed to death by an expelled 17-year-old student in Boschfontein.

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According to Mpumalanga police, the two went to the same school. Police were informed that the adolescent had been expelled last year in grade 9.

According to Brig Selvy Mohlala, the victim was attacked just after school near the premises.

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“When police attended the scene, the deceased was found in the pool of blood with a stab wound to his chest. A knife, believed to be the murder weapon, was found next to the body of the victim,” he said.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead on the scene, according to Mohlala.

The circumstances behind the murder are unknown, but the inquiry is ongoing.

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“The suspect fled the scene but was later handed over to the police by his parents. The probation officer was roped in to do an assessment while the suspect was released into his parents’ custody, as he is a minor,” Mohlala said.

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Lt-Gen Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the provincial police commissioner, urged parents to keep an eye on their children’s movements and behaviour and to seek professional aid if necessary.

“We have prioritised school safety and school safety campaigns are conducted regularly with specific focus on bullying.

“We cannot be at every school every time, but parental involvement can play a major role in ensuring the safety of learners and teachers at schools,” she said.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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