By Jonk wa Mashamba
Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, has strongly condemned the stabbing of a 16-year-old Grade 8 learner at Pholosho Secondary School in Alexandra.
The boy was reportedly stabbed to death by another learner on Monday, 30 August 2021, following an argument.
The fatal incident is alleged to have occurred midday when the school’s disciplinary committee was dealing with a fight that involved other three learners.
In the midst of that intervention, it was reported that a learner was allegedly stabbed to death by another learner outside a classroom.
Emergency services were immediately contacted and the learner was declared dead on their arrival.
After stabbing the deceased, the perpetrator is said to have jumped the school fence and fled.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.
Lesufi said his psycho social team would support the school, family and all affected.
“We vehemently condemn the violent behavior which led to the death of a learner allegedly, at the expense of his peer on school grounds, it is absolutely unacceptable.
“The SGB must investigate this incident and take necessary disciplinary action against the perpetrator.
“We wish to convey our deepest condolences to the family of the learner,” Lesufi said, adding that he will tomorrow, Tuesday, 31 August 2021, visit the school and the family of the learner at 12:30.