By Sizwe Dlamini | 2018-08-11
A male Mhlatane High School pupil (17) was hospitalised after he was stabbed in the head by another pupil (19) in front of shocked parents and teachers within the school premises.
The stabbing happened yesterday morning outside the Mhlatane High School administration block while parents were busy collecting end of term school reports for their children.
Eyewitnesses said blood oozed from the gaping wound and kept flowing in torrents down the screaming victim’s face as he fell to the floor.
The cause of the beef that led to the stabbing is yet to be determined as both the pupils are in fact boarders at the same school.
The names of the pupils are known but withheld for ethical reasons and police have already managed to make a swift arrest.
Speaking to this publication yesterday, sources said the pupil who committed the offence was re-doing his high school education after not doing so well in the first instance.
“He is a repeater that is why he is older than his victim, both are boarders at the school and are known to have arguments now and then. However, yesterday the two were arguing outside the administration block only for the stabbing to occur in front of shocked parents.
“The weapon used is a sharpened pen that pierced the hard head tissue. The stabber had the presence of mind to stab and then twist the pen making the weapon go deeper into his shorter victim’s head,” one onlooker said.
The victim was then heard screaming as blood oozed down his face and shocked parents, teachers and pupils watched in disbelief as the young victim fell to the floor.
Some of the parents who work at His Majesty’s Correctional Services first restrained the assailant while other parents phoned the Pigg’s Peak police who rushed to the scene and made the arrest.
The same parents also phoned Emergency Medical Service (EMS) who also rushed the victim to the Pigg’s Peak Government Hospital where he is still receiving treatment.
The incident was confirmed by Chief Police Information and Communications Officer Superintendent Khulani Mamba who said the attacker had been charged with assault and not attempted murder.
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