Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi has expressed disappointment in the school management of Polosho Secondary School for failing to provide answers after a Grade 8 pupil was stabbed to death allegedly by another learner.
I'm saddened that after one and a half hours, I still don't have answers to what happened. What I know is accusations of drugs, gangsterism in the school as well as accusations of poor management of the school and the entire education space in the area.
Lesufi also pointed that the area's community leaders explained the dangers that they currently face and asked the department to intervene with decisive action.
He added that the current situation leaves him deeply concerned as a parent because the outcome of the incident will make it more difficult to comfort the family of the deceased.
Lesufi says that the incident shows that schools are losing the battle against drugs and gangsterism as not enough is being done to ensure that learners are safe in school.
16-year-old Qhayiya Mgayi is alleged to have been fatally stabbed by his 15-year-old schoolmate after they got into an altercation at the school. The 15-year-old suspect was handed over to police authorities by his father on Monday and is currently in police custody.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has addressed the media at the Alexandra school where a pupil was stabbed to death. He says he still doesn't have answers as to what happened.#Newzroom405 pic.twitter.com/r0DAqm6pUW
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