2 police officers in Durban were shot dead on Monday night while stationed outside a councilors' house.

A Hanover Park boy has been stabbed to death.

The grade 10 learner was on his way to school on Wednesday morning when he was attacked. The motive is unclear.

The provincial Education Department’s Jessica Shelver said the boy died in hospital.

“Our heartfelt condolences go to the learner’s family, his friends and the broader school community. The WCED is engaging with the school in terms of providing counselling and support. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of such a young life.”