- A Grade 10 pupil who claimed the life of a fellow classmate has died after turning the gun on himself
- It's alleged the 16-year-old boy got hold of his late grandfather's gun and had hoped to show his friends the weapon after class
- While some reports suggest an argument had taken place before the shooting, the families maintain that it was all an accident
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Police are still investigating following the deadly shooting of two school boys. It's alleged a Grade 10 pupil in Gauteng shot and killed his classmate before turning the gun on himself.
While events leading up to the shooting remain unclear, it's reported both students attended the Lesiba Secondary School in Daveyton.
The boys, Njabulo Ndhlebe, Zukiso Majola and a third unnamed friend, left school on 12 January and headed to Majola's house where the 16-year-old proceeded to show the boys his grandfather's gun. He had taken the weaopn during the Decemeber holidays without his parents knowledge, eNCA reports.
Majola then loaded the gun and started playing with it, shooting Ndhlebe in the head. The third friend allegedly rushed home and in a panic, Majola turned the gun on himself.
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While EWN reports the boys had quarrelled before the incident, families of both boys maintain the whole ordeal was an accident.
Commenting on the tragic events, The Gauteng Education Departments spokesperson Steve Mabona had this to say:
"The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. We've also sent a psycho-social unit team to conduct the necessary counselling."
"Nyoape is a problem": Fathers home set ablaze in KZN, says his son did it
In more accident news, Briefly News previously reported that video footage of a beautiful home burning down in Spruitview, Kwa-Zulu Natal has sent chills all through the internet. One social media user reports the house had been set on fire by the son of the homeowner who is a known drug user.
Heading online, Twitter user @D_Bhekza shared that his parents are neighbours with the family who just lost their home. He clearly could not believe his eyes:
"Nyaope is really destroying our hard work. A house in Spruitview burned down yesterday morning. Later the grandmother (KZN) passed away upon hearing the news of her son's house having been DESTROYED.
His son burned the house guys. Double tragedy 4 them this festive. Nyaope is a problem," he captioned the post.
In the video, community members can be seen trying to calm the fires of the burning home. It all sadly seems too late though.
Check out some of the devastating reactions from social media users:
"Drugs bafethu destroying our country."
"In our township and rural communities, we hardly get firefighters to assist with such instances, it's like we don't qualify for those services from our government."
"Please rebuild it, the house was beautiful and it will still be beautiful after rebuilding."
"Sad sounds like the young man was crying out for help. Cannot help but think that there is more to the story besides the drugs. Strength to family, and healing.Condolences to the grandmother who passed."
Source: Briefly News