Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed shock after a grade 10 learner was stabbed to death by a fellow pupil at the Tokelo Secondary School in Evaton.
It’s understood that two boys got into a fight over a cell phone, which resulted in the 14-year-old suspect stabbing the 17-year-old with a knife in the chest.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed the arrest of the 14-year-old, adding that he was facing a charge of murder.
“It is alleged that the deceased and the suspect were fighting over the phone when the suspect took out the knife and stabbed the deceased on the upper body. He was certified dead on the scene,” Masondo said.
The Gauteng Education Department dispatched officials from its psycho-social unit to render counselling services to the learners, teachers and all affected by the incident.