Faizel Patel – 10/09/2021
The Gauteng Education Department has confirmed that a grade 9 pupil from Alexandra High who was stabbed on Thursday night has died in hospital.
It is believed the learner was stabbed allegedly by a teenage Grade 7 learner from Pholosho Secondary School, also in Alexandra.
The matter has since been handed over to the police for further investigation into circumstances surrounding the incident.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has conveyed condolences to the family of the deceased learner.
“What transpired is truly saddening and we would like to share our deepest condolences to the family and school community for this loss. We also denounce, in the strongest terms, all violent acts by our learners. The SGB must investigate and take necessary steps in dealing with such matters.”
Lesufi says the department’s Psycho-Social Unit is expected to provide necessary support and counselling to all those who are affected by the fatal incident.