High School

Shaun Mphela was stabbed during brawl after school. Photo: Geluksdal Secondary School group/ Facebook.

Alleged killer of high school learner abandoned bail

The accused Ameeruddin Dino Prince (31), stabbed 17-year-old Shaun Mphela after school. Geluksdal Secondary School remains shaken.

High School

Shaun Mphela was stabbed during brawl after school. Photo: Geluksdal Secondary School group/ Facebook.

A man accused of killing a grade 10 learner from Gelkusdal High School, Ameeruddin Dino Prince (31), abandoned his bail application at Tsakani Magistrates’ Court.


Prince is facing a charge of murder for killing a 17-year-old boy, Shaun Mphela.

It is alleged that on 2 February 2023, a learner who is a relative of the accused, pepper sprayed a group of learners during break time at school.

“After school, it is alleged that the group of learners fought with the learner who pepper sprayed them. The deceased was amongst those learners.”

Lumka Mahanjana, NPA Regional Spokesperson

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The deceased was among those learners, and it is alleged that the family was informed about the fight, and at that point, it is alleged that the accused came and stabbed the deceased, and he died on the scene.

The accused was arrested the same day after he was apprehended by the community members and has been in custody since.


The matter was adjourned to 24 March 2023, for a transfer to the regional court.

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Community member Glynese Lockie comforted the schooling community after tragedy.

“To the parents and family of the late Shaun Mphela we the community of Geluksdal humble ourselves in sympathizing with you…We pray that God will comfort you through this difficult time…
To the friends and fellow learners, you’ve lost a friend but the memories and laughter you shared will always remain in your hearts forever…”

“To the principal, deputy principal, teachers and staff of Geluksdal Secondary School we know that you are most hard hit by this incident… Just like no parent wants to lose a child so does it feel for the teachers to lose a learner it is very painful…”

“We would like to salute and honour you on your bravery we know it’s not easy having to wake up each day to do what you love and not knowing what each day holds… We thank you for upholding the reputation of the school by prohibiting non-acts of violence at the school…”