Prayers at school where student was stabbed


Religious leaders gather where 18-year-old lost his life

Photo of people in a prayer meeting
Prayers were held today at the Mbekweni school where a Grade 12 student was fatally stabbed this week. Photo: Sabelo Mpana

Students, teachers, parents, religious leaders and other community members gathered at Ihlumelo Senior Secondary School today in Mbekweni for a prayer service after the fatal stabbing of Grade 12 student Avile Nkontywana on Monday morning.

Nkontywana, 18, was killed on the first day of the school term.

Religious leaders gathered at the scene where Avile Nkontywana was killed. Photo: Sabelo Mpana

Gathering at the scene where he was stabbed on his way to the boys’ toilets, religious leaders prayed for principal Lulekwa Bhunguzana, the Grade 12 class and the school.

Bhunguzana thanked the Mbekweni community for their support.

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