Violence erupts at Soweto school when parents demand release of schoolboy, arrested for death of fellow pupil

Mayhem broke out at Soweto school on Friday after the arrest of a Grade 9 pupil for allegedly stabbing to death a Grade 10 pupil over an alleged incident of bullying.

Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona said Thaba-Jabula Secondary School in Pimville had to be dismissed early after parents arrived demanding the release of the arrested boy while pupils began fighting among themselves.