Pupil stabbed to death at Limpopo cultural event

Pupil stabbed to death at Limpopo cultural event

The Department of Education in Limpopo has launched an investigation into the circumstances that led to a fatal stabbing incident at a school in the Vhembe District. 

School students studying in classroom
School students studying in classroom/ iStock

According to the department, pupils from different schools had gathered at a cultural event at Phothani Secondary School in Mulamula village when two pupils began fighting.

A spokesperson for the department, Mosebjane Kgaffe, said a comprehensive update would be made public once internal investigations are done. 

"We are working closely with the police, who are also investigating the unfortunate incident. MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has since declared her regret of the incident and has sent her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.”  

Kgaffe said psychosocial support will be offered to the school.


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