The first days of school in Gauteng have been marred by several incidents, including three deaths after a pair of shooting incidents. Two Grade 10 learners died at Lesiba Secondary School while a General Assistant was killed at Kwa Phalo.

GRADE 10 LEARNERS DIE AFTER ARGUMENT

Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said two 16-year-old boys from Lesiba Secondary School in Daveyton died on the first day of school – Wednesday, 12 January.

The learners allegedly got into an argument during school hours, which led to one of the boys fatally shooting the other in the head outside the school grounds before turning the gun on himself.

The police are investigating the matter and the education department’s Psycho-Social unit have been deployed to the school to counsel those affected by the shooting.

“It is tragic to lose learners at the hand of violence as the academic year begins,” said provincial education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

“We wish to send our sincere condolences to the families of these learners. We also urge our learners to always refrain from any form of violent behaviour.”

PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKER FOUND DEAD

According to Mabona, on Thursday morning, 13 January, a General Assistant at Kwa Phalo Primary School in Soweto was allegedly shot and killed on the school premises.

The 49-year-old man was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. The Psycho-Social unit has also been sent to Kwa Phalo to help where needed.

Lesufi said it was unfortunate to learn about the incident, which involved one of the department’s “dedicated General Assistants.”

“As the department, we send our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones and we plea with police authorities to ensure that justice is served in this case,” said Lesufi.

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