Grade 9 learner stabbed in apparent revenge attack

12:21 (GMT+2) Mon, 11 Feb 2019

A17-year-old grade nine learner was repeatedly stabbed in what is believed to be a revenge attack at Trenance Park Secondary School in Verulam on Monday morning.

A KwaZulu-Natal private security firm, Reaction Unit South Africa, medics treated the learner for stab wounds to his chest, arm, and ribs.

According to a statement from the company the learner, who had been transferred toTrenance Park Secondary from Bothas Hill at the beginning of the current term was attacked while standing in the vicinity of the school’s tuck shop.

“One of the learners drew a knife and without warning repeatedly stabbed him before they fled from the school. The incident occurred in the presence of other learners,” the statement from Rusa said.

The stabbing is believed to be related to an incident that occurred at the school last Friday when one of the alleged gang members accused the victim of stealing his girlfriend. 

Verulam police confirmed the incident and said the suspects would be arrested after the docket had been registered.

-African News Agency (ANA)