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Mom of teen stabbed at Joburg school says threats not taken seriously

The mother of a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed with a pair of scissors by another pupil has said violent threats made by her son’s attackers were regarded as conflict rather than peer abuse by the school.

The Jeppe College pupil has been recovering in hospital after he was stabbed several times in the back allegedly by a schoolmate on Wednesday.

It’s understood the victim suffered three stab wounds as well as internal bleeding during the violent altercation.

The assault left the family distraught and disappointed while the victim’s mother sought answers from the school after she said they failed to address reports of bullying by the perpetrator and his alleged gang.


Violence in schools across Gauteng is seemingly on the rise, this after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed allegedly by a 14-year-old girl in Alexandra on Thursday.

A grade 8 pupil was also stabbed to death last week by a 16-year-old classmate in the same area.


In other news – Another Skeem Saam actor has died

Tributes are pouring in for Skeem Saam actor Letlalo Mankabidi. Skeem Saam confirmed his passing last night on social media.

Skeem Saam

Letlalo made his appearance on the show as John Maputla’s representative after John found out that Zamokuhle also known as Kwaito is his son. “Rest In Eternal Peace ntate Letlalo Mankabidi Our deepest condolences go out to his beloved family,” read Skeem Saam’s post on Instagram. Learn More

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