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Pupil stabbed to death at school.

A close friend of PHINDILE Gcwensa feels that her life may have been spared if her violent ex-boyfriend had been incarcerated instead of being released from jail.

It was stated that the 18-year-life old's was completely flipped upside down after he broke up with her boyfriend, who had been accused of being aggressive. Before bringing her back, he would take her to an isolated area, where he would raped and abuse her, and then bring her back.

On the other side, the violent ex-boyfriend took the life of the Nqakathela High School student who was in the tenth grade in Ndwedwe, which is located in the northern part of KZN, on May 5th.

It was reported that the 21-year-old individual barged into the grounds of the school, pulled Phindile, and then stabbed her many times before committing suicide.

Slindile Zondi, a close friend of his, said that they exerted an incredible amount of effort in the hope of putting the boyfriend in jail, but the authorities always let them down.

It's been nearly a whole year since this started happening. We collaborated closely with social workers, and one of them went so far as to file a rape complaint against him. After he was released on bond, he immediately began to physically abuse her, according to Slindile.

She went on to say that the suspect was acting in this manner because he was aware that Phindile was living alone with her grandma.

"He took advantage of her because he knew she had no one to fight for her and he took advantage of the fact that she was alone. Even to this day, we are unable to explain how he was released on bond after raping her. Phindile would still be alive today if the police had only put him back where he belonged," she said.

In order to voice their opinion on the subject, the ANC Women's League in the province of KZN demanded that the suspect get a severe punishment.

Nonhlanhla Gabela, the provincial secretary, stated that they had learned that prior to Phindile's brutal murder, she had gone back to the police to report that the suspect had assaulted and repeatedly raped her the whole night, forcing her to withdraw the previous case. Gabela also stated that they had learned that Phindile had been strangled.

Gabela referred to the behavior of the accused as being both wicked and cowardly. She insisted that he should be punished to the maximum degree possible under the law.

"It is depressing that the accused had been given bail prior to allegedly perpetrating such a heinous murder," said the victim of the suspected murder. As a terrible reminder of the danger that many women face on a daily basis, this situation highlights the fact that rapists are often granted bail by the courts. This guy violated the law and proceeded to intimidate the young lady to the degree that he abducted, battered, and raped the young woman during the whole night, demanding that she drops the first case of rape she had filed against him, the victim alleged.

Gabela went on to say that the suspect would not have gone to Phindile's school to murder her if the police had reacted more quickly when Phindile arrived to report the incident. Phindile had come to report that the incident.

We are of the opinion that Phindile's death might have been prevented. This individual had the guts to go into school property, drag the young woman, and then stab her to death. That raises a lot of concerns regarding the children's well-being at the educational institutions.

According to Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo, it is believed that the dead person was in school at the time of the incident.

The defendant, who was 21 years old at the time, pulled out a knife, began repeatedly stabbing the victim, and then ran away from the scene. She was taken to the closest hospital, but doctors there pronounced her dead as soon as they arrived. The culprit was eventually apprehended and charged with the murder of the victim. He made an appearance before the Ndwedwe Magistrates Court.

Source:https://www.dailysun.co.za/dailysun/news/pupil-stabbed-to-death-at-school-20220512-2

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