Macabre

Finweek English Edition - - Letters -

WHAT HAP­PENED THE MUR­DER of a 16-year-old pupil in Krugers­dorp by a masked fel­low pupil us­ing a Samu­rai sword gripped the coun­try’s at­ten­tion. Morné Harmse (18) al­legedly wore a mask sim­i­lar to that worn by singer Corey Tay­lor of the heavy metal band Slip­knot and said be­fore the at­tack he’d cause a blood­bath at the school. Other pupils and two work­ers were in­jured in his fren­zied at­tack. THE CI­TI­ZEN won­dered about the hor­ror with which SA par­ents must have re­acted when they heard about the mur­der of 16-year-old Jac­ques Pre­to­rius. That must serve as a wake-up call to par­ents to im­prove their re­la­tion­ships with and ob­ser­va­tion of their chil­dren and not be part of the prob­lem. The Star said the at­tack pointed to a grow­ing prob­lem of vi­o­lence at SA’s schools that re­quired ur­gent at­ten­tion.

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