Tzaneen: Student critical after shocking stabbing at local school

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A 21-year-old learner was stabbed by another pupil during school hours, at the school premises of a High School outside  Tzaneen on Monday afternoon.

Read: TZANEEN: Teenager arrested for murder

“Police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen have since launched a manhunt for a 21-year-old suspect, who is a learner at one of the High Schools in the area, and allegedly fled the scene after the incident.”

Read: TZANEEN: Teenager (17) found guilty of murder

According to a reliable source, the incident occurred at the Mbhekwana High School in the N’wamitwa area.

The victim was admitted to hospital and is currently recuperating.

Read: Giyani learner stabbed to death

It is alleged that the suspect had a fight with the victim who is also a 21-year-old learner and both doing grade 11, according to police.

“During the fight, the suspect stabbed the victim with a sharp instrument before he fled the scene. The victim was immediately transported to hospital in a critical condition for medical treatment where he is still recuperating,” LT. Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe said.

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Bertus de Bruyn
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