Parents Of Slain Founders High School Student Request Send Off Ceremony At The School
The family of Wayne Ndlovu (16), a Form Four student from Founders High School who tragically passed away after being struck with a three–star okapi knife by a 17–year–old pupil from Hamilton High School in a suspected schools’ related turf war, wish for his send–off funeral service to be held at the school.
Simiko Ndlovu, the father of the deceased student, is currently in the process of engaging with the school in order to make his wish a reality, desiring that learners have a full appreciation of the consequences of violence.
In an interview with The Chronicle, Mr Ndlovu stated that he wanted the funeral service to be held at the school so that pupils can have closure and comprehend the implications of violence.
We are at Founders High School at the moment in a bid to request that his funeral service is held at the school before his burial at Umvutsha Cemetery. It was my wish to have the funeral service held at the school and I’m in the process of engaging the school. I wanted the funeral service to be held at the school so that pupils can have closure and also understand the consequence of violence. Those were my two objectives of wanting the service held at the school.
The post–mortem report revealed that Wayne‘s death was caused by bleeding due to a stab wound which damaged his right jugular vein.
Police had initially arrested two learners following Wayne’s fatal stabbing but one of them, a 17-year-old, has appeared in court to answer to murder charges.
He was not asked to plead when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Ms Nomagugu Maphosa who remanded him in custody until February 27.