Another schoolboy stabbed to death

A school pupil was stabbed and killed after an argument with another pupil during an end-of-term outing in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape police said on Saturday.

Captain Ernest Sigobe said pupils from the Thembelihle High School had gathered at Kings Beach to celebrate the end of the school term on Friday when an argument broke out between two 19-year-old pupils. One of the teenagers stabbed the other in the chest. He died on the scene.

Sigobe said: “Apparently teachers were there earlier, but they were apparently not around when the incident happened.”

The boy allegedly responsible for the stabbing fled the scene, but police expected to arrest him soon.

“Given the fact that he is a scholar at that school ...
an arrest is imminent,” Sigobe said.

The incident is the third fatal stabbing involving school pupils in the past week.

A KwaZulu-Natal pupil was stabbed to death after becoming embroiled in an argument during morning prayers at his school on Friday—this after Mfundo Ntshangase, from King Edward’s School in Johannesburg, was stabbed to death allegedly by pupils from another school last Sunday.—Sapa

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