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The alleged rapist remains under police guard in a KZN hospital – Photo: Adobe Stock

Sandton club shooting: 17-year-old stabbed to death laid to rest

The former KES Grade 11 pupil was laid to rest on Sunday. He was allegedly stabbed to death outside a nightclub in Sandton.

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The alleged rapist remains under police guard in a KZN hospital – Photo: Adobe Stock

Hlompho Mbetse, a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death on 6 February at Madison Avenue nightclub in Sandton has been laid to rest.

This week,18-year-old Dante Liang appeared before the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court on a murder charge. Liang allegedly stabbed Mbetse, after a fight broke out outside the nightclub in Sandton. The accused was remanded in custody until Monday, 14 February when he is expected to make a formal bail application.


One of the parents who attended the funeral said the manner in which Mbetse passed, the timing of his life being cut short remains a tragedy for everyone.

“We loved Hlompho and he was loved by many. We were shocked by the overwhelming support and love from people who showed us the reflection of the person he was and how much love he had.

“He had such a bright future, he was a true light and just like the meaning of his name, he was a respectful young man. We have gained a dope angel,” the parent said.


As previously reported, the Sandton nightclub confirmed the incident via their Facebook page.

“Hlompho Mbetse was involved in a fight in the Madison car park, in which our security intervened. The situation was normalised and Hlompho left the area, walking out of the car park & down the road. 

“We then believed the situation was contained.  Approximately 15 minutes later, reports that an individual arrived (he had not previously been in the venue) who confronted him about 70m from our car park entrance.”

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The nightclub alleged that the Grade 11 pupil from King Edward VII School had used a fake ID to gain entry into the venue earlier the night he died.

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