update


WATCH: Learners knocked down during chaotic scuffle

A screenshot from the video taken while learners were being run over by a car.

 

The chaotic scene on the road outside Allen Glen High School during an alleged brawl between learners saw some of them walking home with bruises after they were run over by a vehicle.

A 30-second video made the rounds after the incident on Tuesday, 18 September, depicting brouhaha in the middle of the road which eventually saw some learners being driven over.

Read the initial article here:

Learners runover during heated brawl

The scuffle was allegedly incited by some matric boys who were rumoured to be behind a banned activity called ’40 days’ which is an event that sees the seniors ‘celebrating’ their last days at the school by hurling substances at junior learners.

A source at the school, who spilt the beans on the matter, said during break, the matric learners started throwing eggs and condoms filled with urine and fish paste at the Grade 11 learners. He said this escalated after school as the matrics continued to hurl items, including flour and eggs, at everyone. The targeted learners retaliated, and a fight that quickly got out of control, ensued. Some of the learners were run over by an angry motorist in the chaos.

Another source said the driver of the car became angry when he was denied access by the learners who blockaded the road, and bashed his vehicle during the brawl.

Warren McKrill, the School Governing Body chairperson, said the ’40 days’ activity was banned from the school two years ago, and steps would be taken against the motorists and the learners involved in the fight.

“On 19 September, the owner of the car involved phoned and visited the school following the incident,” he said. However, based on the video, McKrill said a case had to be opened against the motorist, who has allegedly also given his version of events to the police.

Honeydew Police spokesperson, Captain Balan Muthan, said the matter is under investigation.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at northsider@caxton.co.za  (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites 

Roodepoort Record

Randfontein Herald

Krugersdorp News 

Get It Joburg West Magazine

  AUTHOR
Siso Naile
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
One day to the Fun Run Road Race

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Alex News
City Buzz
Fourways Review
Joburg East Express
Midrand Reporter
North Eastern Tribune
Northcliff Melville Times
Randburg Sun
Roodepoort Northsider
Rosebank Killarney Gazette
Sandton Chronicle

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: