Five high school students have been hospitalised and one more has died following a knifing at a Pietermaritzburg school, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has confirmed.
The departmental spokesperson, Kwazi Mthethwa, said in a statement on Wednesday that the deceased pupil was from the Eastwood Secondary School.
The details around the incident are unclear and the police are working to determine what exactly happened.
Mthethwa also advised that one of the injured students was in an intensive care unit.
KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Kwazi Mshengu was planning to visit the Eastwood Secondary School later on Wednesday.