The South African Police in
Mpumalanga has condemned recent incidents of learners carrying lethal weapons
and bringing them to school. This follows the death of a 15-year-old who was
stabbed to death on school grounds.
Meanwhile in the Western Cape
a 16-year-old has been arrested for stabbing to death an 18-year-old outside
school premises in Kulisriver.
Colonel Leonard Hlathi said
the victim was rushed to the local hospital for medical treatment and was later
transferred to Pretoria due to the seriousness of the injuries he sustained.
Hlathi said he unfortunately
succumbed on the way to Pretoria.
Hlathi said the suspect was
traced and arrested the following morning, and kept at a place of safety. He
appeared before the Amersfoort Magistrate’s Court Monday, 16 March 2015, facing
a charge of murder and has been remanded in custody until 30 March 2015,
pending further investigation.
Hlathi said the management
further urges parents to participate in creating a safe and secure environment
for learning at schools and to discourage their children from carrying
“Parents are also advised to
conduct random searches of the school bags of their children” Hlathi added.
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