A grade 7 learner from Wesfleur Primary School
in Atlantis died after he was allegedly stabbed to death by a grade 6 learner
outside the school.
The learner identified as 14-year-old Fadiel
Benjamin was stabbed in the chest with a knife.
The Western Cape Department of Education’s Paddy
Attwell said they are deeply shocked at the incident.
Attwell said Fadiel ran back to the school and told
the secretary that a fellow learner has stabbed him, the school immediately
contacted the police and the ambulance services, however the principle saw the
seriousness of the situation and then rushed Fadiel to the Wesfleur Hospital
in his own car.
He added that Fadiel was later transferred to
Groote Schuur Hospital where he died on Monday night.
Attwell emphasised that Fadiel’s mother works as a
volunteer at the school and his twin brother ran back to tell her about the
stabbing. The principle visited the home of the alleged perpetrator to tell his
mother about the incident, the principle also reported the incident to our
circuit officer and asked for assistance in providing counselling for Fadiel’s
classmates and his mother.
“The school’s social worker and the school’s
psychologist provided counselling yesterday morning” Attwell concluded.
Police are investigating the circumstances
surrounding the stabbing.
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