A 15-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed outside his school in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, on Friday afternoon.
Emer-G-Med Paramedics spokesman Kyle van Reenen said the teen was stabbed outside a school in Ashley, Pinetown.
Ambulance personnel found the boy in critical condition with a stab wound to his abdomen.
“Advanced life-support intervention was needed to stabilize him before being placed on a mechanical ventilator to help him breathe, and transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care,” said Van Reenen.
The motive for the stabbing is unknown at this time.
The incident comes after King Edward School (KES) student Hlompho Mbetse was stabbed outside a nightclub on Feb. 5, allegedly by fellow student Dante Kade Liang.
Mbetse died after being stabbed during a fight that broke out in the parking lot of the Madison Avenue nightclub in Rivonia, Johannesburg.
Liang, a grade 11 student, was granted $3,000 bail at Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on Feb. 15. The teenager is charged with murder.
The case was adjourned to April 22.