“My brother said to them there is no one here because, obviously, if somebody tells you that somebody is trying to kill them, you’re not going to hand them over.”
He led the boys around the yard to show them no one was hiding but shortly afterwards a larger group of about 10-15 pupils returned.
Muhamed asked them to wait outside so that he could speak to the two men inside.
“While my brother was inside the house, they started rushing into the yard with their weapons.”
In a video which has since gone viral on social media, the schoolboys are seen beating and kicking the gate, taking swipes at the Ridgeback dog with a weapon and throwing items at the house.
Naadira said the pupils broke three windows and dented the gate.
Muhamed pressed the panic button. When the ADT security service arrived, they called the police.
Shukeli Moola wrote on Facebook that the learners from Ganges Secondary School had allegedly been gambling on the school grounds when three men had robbed them.
When police officers asked the boys what had happened, they said Muhamed was not involved.
Police are investigating the incident.
KZN education department spokesman Kwazi Mthethwa said vandalism that occurred outside the school perimeter had nothing to do with the department but was rather a community safety issue.
He said he had not received any report about the incident.