KWAZULU NATAL, South Africa -A grade 11 pupil from the Eastwood Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg was stabbed on Tuesday afternoon allegedly by fellow pupils after an earlier altercation.
On Wednesday morning, the provincial education spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa said there was an apparent revenge attack where one of the suspects in that matter was killed, allegedly by friends of the deceased grade 11 pupil.
Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu is expected to visit the school later on Wednesday.
At least three cases of stabbings at schools were reported last week alone.
A 15-year-old girl was arrested for stabbing her classmate in Isiphingo, south of Durban.
A 16-year-old boy was also stabbed at a high school in Mossel Bay also, allegedly by three fellow pupils.
Another pupil died after being stabbed by a schoolmate with a pair of scissors at the Thuto-Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng, in the Vaal.