Gauteng Education MEC Visits Geluksdal Secondary School After Grade 10 Learner Stabbed to Death

Gauteng Education MEC Visits Geluksdal Secondary School After Grade 10 Learner Stabbed to Death

  • A Grade 10 learner was stabbed to death allegedly during a fight that occurred outside Geluksdal Secondary School
  • Gauteng education MEC Matome Chiloane is visiting the school following the incident on Friday, 3 February
  • Social media users expressed outrage over the killing, with many condemning the violent nature of the incident

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EKURHULENI - Gauteng education MEC Matome Chiloane is visiting Geluksdal Secondary School on Friday, 3 February, after a violent incident left one dead.

Gauteng education MEC Matome Chiloane visited Geluksdal Secondary School after a stabbing
A Grade 10 learner was stabbed to death outside Geluksdal Secondary School in Gauteng. Image: Stock image
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A Grade 10 learner was stabbed to death allegedly by a group of boys outside Geluksdal Secondary School, sparking outrage on social media.

The fight is believed to have started during school hours when three learners used pepper spray on others. Eight learners managed to fend the three off.

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Fight continues after school, gang of 3 joined by others

However, after school, the three boys returned, accompanied by a group of unknown people.

Gauteng education spokesperson Steve Mabona told TimesLIVE that the group allegedly began fighting. One of the learners was fatally stabbed.

One learner suffered minor injuries. An alleged perpetrator was also seriously injured in the fight. Two were taken to Pholosong Hospital by ambulance.

Chiloane said he was deeply saddened by the death. According to News24, he strongly disapproves of learners fighting with each other and sent condolences to the affected family and school.

Mzansi up in arms following Geluksdal Secondary stabbing

@StadiVandal said:

“What's happening in this country?”

@plastic_scouser commented:

“Sick! This is our future.”

@jappiehelsing posted:

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“2023 is already a nightmare.”

@Laurika15038767 wrote:

“If children/teenagers are capable of such violence and brutality, can you imagine? It makes one think about what happens at home.”

@vusi74285522 added:

“Imagine sending your child to school only for him to be brutalised and killed like this. When did schools start being such dangerous places?”

Grade 11 pupil brutally stabbed in Free State in 2nd suspected gang-related feud in SA schools

Briefly News also reported that violence and disorder have infiltrated South African schools. This comes after a 20-year-old Free State learner was stabbed to death in Rocklands on Tuesday, 22 November, in what authorities believe is a gang-related feud.

According to the Free State Department of Education spokesperson Howard Ndaba, the incident occurred when a violent fight broke out between a group of boys. The brawl escalated when the Grade 11 learner was brutally stabbed.

Ndaba added that the boy was rushed to a nearby clinic, however, the 20-year-old succumbed to his wounds while receiving medical treatment. Ndaba said the matter had been handed over to the police, News24 reported.

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