Tebogo Msimanga |
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, is horrified by the death of a Grade 2 girl learner, from Sekgutlong Primary School in Katlehong.
It is alleged that the learner went missing on Sunday, 11 October 2020. She was allegedly raped and murdered. Her body was found in one of the neighbours’ backyard.
Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona said according to the information at their disposal, a suspect has been arrested.
MEC Lesufi expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the girl learner, and he denounced the gruesome acts that led to learner’s death.
“It is with great sorrow to hear about the disheartening passing of one of our youngest learners at Sekgutlong Primary School.” We rebuke the horrifying acts of the perpetrators involved in the death of this learner, and we wish for the uncompromised safety of all our learners,” said MEC Lesufi.
Lesufi said a Psycho-Social Unit will visit the school to provide the necessary counselling to those who have been affected by this terrible incident.