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MEC Lesufi conveys his deepest condolences to the family of a deceased learner.

Article by: Dumisane Dube

Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi says he strongly condemns the stabbing of a Grade 8 learner from Pholosho Secondary School in Alexandra allegedly, by a fellow learner on Monday.

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.

Accordingly, emergency services were immediately contacted to attend the scene, however, the learner was certified dead upon their arrival.

Police are investigating circumstances surrounding this incident.

Lesufi says the departments psycho social team will support the school, family and all affected.

“We vehemently condemn the violent behaviour 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,” said MEC Lesufi.

MEC Lesufi also visited the school and the family of the learner in Alexandra.

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