Friday, July 21, 2006

A plaque unveiled to commemorate murdered scholar

By Chanel September

Over a hundred school learners and community members from Manenberg gathered on Thursday to commemorate the first anniversary of Cheslyn Jones’s death at Manenberg High School.

Jones was stabbed a couple of blocks from the school last year on July 20.

Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille, Education MEC Cameron Dugmore along with family and friends attended the service.

A plaque in memory of Jones was unveiled and the planting of a tree took place on the school grounds.

According to the Cape Times Zille commended Proudly Manenberg calling the community organisation a social capital. Learners were encouraged not to turn to gangsterism and try to further their studies.

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