Grade 9 learner stabbed to death

South Africa

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi conveyed condolences to the family of a Grade 9 boy learner from Alexandra High School who passed away after being allegedly stabbed by another learner on Thursday, 9 September 2021, at night.

It is alleged that the deceased learner was stabbed by a Grade 7 learner from Pholosho Secondary School, also in Alexandra, and that the incident occurred in the township at around 19h00 in the evening.

Gauteng Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona said according to information at their disposal, the deceased learner succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. “The matter has since been handed over to the police for further investigation into circumstances surrounding this horrific incident.”

Mabona added that Psycho-Social Unit has been dispatched to Alexandra High School to provide necessary support and counselling to all those who are affected by this fatal incident, “this process will also continue on Monday, 13 September 2021.”

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