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Pinetown teen fights for life after being stabbed outside school



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.

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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.

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