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By Tebogo Monama | Nov 30, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 55 ]

THE mother of the alleged bully killed at a school in Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni, is struggling to come to terms with her son's death, but has no desire for revenge.

Ntombi Bambisa's son Nkululeko Ndlovu was shot and killed at Phineas Xulu Secondary School last week.

His alleged killer, 18-year-old Grade 11 pupil Tshundzukani Mthombeni, was yesterday released on R1,000 bail by the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.

Mthombeni whose mother is a police officer, allegedly stole her firearm, took it to school and shot Ndlovu.

Mthombeni faces charges of murder, theft of a firearm and possession of an unlicensed firearm. His lawyer, Xolani Tshabalala, said he intended to plead not guilty.

"If my son was a bully, why was he not found with a gun?" Bambisa asked.

"Why was it the nice guy (who had a gun)? If my son bullied him, why did he not shoot him in the leg at least?

"Whatever happens, we will not seek revenge. Nothing will replace my son."

During the bail application investigating officer Warrant Officer Isaac Mashishi told the court that he had difficulty getting statements from eyewitnesses at the school as the principal and teachers did not want to put him in contact with pupils.

The two statements he had received were contradictory, he said.

"The statements say that on November 19, the deceased was not present when the applicant [Mthombeni] was beaten up at a bus stop. There was a Nkululeko Biyela, a friend of the deceased Nkululeko.

"On November 20 the Nkululeko who is alive went to the classroom with the dead one. While he was pointing him out, the accused pulled out the gun and shot at them.

"The other version is that he only shot them when the two assaulted him."

Mashishi said Mthombeni stole the key to the safe where the gun was kept and took the gun. A pupil at the school told Sowetan that Ndlovu 's friends had threatened fellow pupils, vowing to avenge his death.

Gauteng department of education spokesman Charles Phahlane said they had referred reports of intimidation to the police.

The case will resume on January 16 next year.

- monamat@sowetan.co.za

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Dec 01, 2012 10:48 | 0 replies

@Popeye
for sex

Nov 30, 2012 11:35 | 0 replies

the school is not doing much even if the incidents are being reported many times ....##talking frm experience##

Nov 30, 2012 11:32 | 0 replies

Sentle
@Sowetan
No Dudu's article today?haowa!
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For what?

Nov 30, 2012 11:28 | 0 replies

Bullying is such a horrific thing especially to the victim. Imagine havinf to wake up everyday and go to school knowing that u have to face your monster. In all honest, I don't blame the poor boy who killed his tomentor.

Nov 30, 2012 11:26 | 0 replies

@Sowetan
No Dudu's article today?haowa!

Nov 30, 2012 11:18 | 0 replies

Its always nice hearing impartial views from people who never experienced bullying in their lives, they act as the brakes that brings us to our senses, I personally never allowed bullying as i use to fight back, but i have seen people who were scarred permanently because of bullying other people, my only regret is that I turn out bad as I use to fight even at the slightest provocation and that make one anti social. when i grew up i had to choice but to join a group that will fight for me if the need arise, I hope the court will consider every possible reason to arrive at minimum sentence the boy acted in self defence by the look of things.

Nov 30, 2012 10:59 | 0 replies


"Whatever happens, we will not seek revenge. Nothing will replace my son."
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I don’t trust her…how can you confess such a thing in public…this mama can exercise her vengeance in silence…she is dangerous.

Nov 30, 2012 10:53 | 0 replies

parents have to monitor their children's behavour and also visit their schools at least once a month to check whether they behave well at school, or they are not causing troble to other leaners and teachers

Nov 30, 2012 10:31 | 0 replies

MobBim, haai yena he must learn shem....... i hope he doesn't learn the hard way in jail...........Eish bana mara...... guys we need to start talking to our kids and know what's happening in their lives and stop justifying masepa by telling them to take decision or fight fire with fire...........

Nov 30, 2012 10:1 | 0 replies

I sympathize with the family who lost their son....nothing can replace his life and happy mother stated that she won't avenge the lose of his son... Personally I believe everyone deserve second chance even the boy who committed murder deserve second chance but He need to serve his jail sentence.. anger is one letter short of danger irrespective how angry one can be, Stealing a gun with clear intention of killing is not solution to prevent bulling....

Nov 30, 2012 9:56 | 0 replies