Gauteng Education visits Soweto teen's family after school stabbing

File: Pupils in school uniform. AFP/Guillem Sartorio 

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education officials have visited the home of the teen pupil who was stabbed to death at a school in Pimville, Soweto.

The teen boy allegedly stabbed his schoolmate during break time on Thursday.

He was trying to defend his younger brother who was allegedly being bullied.

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The department had deployed officials at the Thaba-Jabula Secondary School to provide counselling to pupils and staff.

The teen has since been arrested.

The government has reiterated calls for parents and pupils to report incidents of bullying.


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