traumatized mother of slain school boy is crying to the state for the return of her beloved son, who was attacked on his way to school and gruesomely murdered.
Several activism groups have called for proper discipline in schools, as many schools have become a hotbed for crime.
“I want my son,” the mother of a Grade 11 Mondeor High school pupil cried, as pathology services removed his body from a patch of grass, situated just 10 minutes away from his school in the Johannesburg suburb.
Kulani Mathebula, 19, was apparently on his way to school on Wednesday morning when he was attacked.
“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08:14 to find another service assessing the boy. Assessments showed that the patient had sustained a stab wound to his chest and showed no signs of life”, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring.
He said CPR was immediately initiated to try and revive the teen.
“Unfortunately, after some time, no vital signs returned, and he was declared dead by another service,” Meiring said.
Mondeor High School principal Vangelia Nicolaou was among the first at the scene.
She said that, when she arrived, Mathebula was still breathing and his eyes were open. Next to him, lay his blazer, bags and shoes.
The motive for the stabbing is still unknown and the police are investigating a case of murder.