Forest High stabbing: Parents complained about ‘drug den’ school

Written by on June 6, 2019

Johannesburg – A 20-year-old Grade 11 learner spent a cold and lonely night behind bars on Monday night after the murder of his schoolmate and attempted murder of two others whom he allegedly stabbed.

It’s believed that the learner was behind the cold-blooded killing of Daniel Bakwela, 18, who was attacked outside his Forest High School in Turffontein on Monday in what is thought to have been part of ongoing gang feuds in the area. The two other learners, aged 18 and 15, were rushed to hospital.

When The Star arrived at the scene, the deceased’s parents were weeping hysterically a few metres away from their son’s body.

It was believed that the fight started on Friday and continued on Monday with the fatal stabbing.

Daniel and those who were injured were not supposed to be at school on Monday but were believed to have come to confront the suspect, who was sitting an exam. The incident led to the suspension of the exams for two days.


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