A FIST FIGHT BETWEEN PUPILS TURNED GRUESOME
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Harrismith – A fist fight between two young girls turned gory when one of the pupils stabbed her classmate following an altercation in their classroom which appeared to have escalated rapidly after school hours and transpired in a video that went viral last week.
The two Grade 12 pupils of Khetha Tsebo Secondary School in Tshiame B were caught wrestling on the video that was captured on Monday 03rd September 2018 outside the school premises without nobody’s attempts to stop them. An 18 year old suspect appeared in the video pushing, slapping and pinning her 17 year old peer victim and picked up a sharp object to stab her. The victim can evidently be heard screaming after realizing that she was stabbed with what appears to be a sharp weapon in the video. While conversing with the victim, she stated that it is not the first time the suspect has abused her as she did so previously in February while they went on an excursion. “Nna kannete hake tsebe hore Phindile ona ntsekisang, hoba keutlwile are nna ke buile ka yena mme seo hase nnete. Ke lekile ho kopa tshwarelo empa a tswela pele ho nteteka” she explained.
The victim was hospitalised at Thebe Hospital in Harrismith and later discharged after it was reported that she sustained three cuts in the head. Harrismith South African Police Service Captain Thabo Mosia confirmed that a case of assault with grievously bodily harm has been charted but the suspect is still under the parents’ supervision. “The investigation is currently underway and the suspect will have to appear before Harrismith Magistrate Court but a date for her appearance has not yet been set”, explained Mosia.
Social media users went rampage with comments on the video and called the video footage disgusting with some even advocated for accountability from the school. The school principal could not comment on the matter after meeting with both parents and the School Governing Body on Thursday last week.
By: Masilo Malakwane