Lesufi calls for swift action over fatal school shooting

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is calling for swift action from police, following the killing of a Grade six pupil. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is calling for swift action from police, following the killing of a Grade 6 pupil outside Izibuko Primary School.

Police say a group of men in a minibus opened fire on a couple who'd gone to collect their child after a school trip.

12-year-old Rethabile Raphuleng and her grandfather were shot.

The man died on the scene while the girl was hit by a stray bullet and died early on Thursday morning.

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Lesufi has called on police to arrest the perpetrators within the next 72-hours.

“We want to call on police, which is their task and mandate to hunt these criminals, we want to urge them to release the 72-hour call that they normally release to have these people arrested within the next 72-hours,” Lesufi said.

“Because if you can’t arrest them, we risk rendering our country as a lawless institution that anyone can wish.”

According to the child’s aunt, Zanele Molefe, the little girl was shot in the head and taken to a Germiston hospital using a neighbour’s vehicle.

There have been allegations that the shooting could be due to a taxi industry feud.

A grade 6 pupil has been killed in a shooting outside a primary school in Katlehong, Ekurhuleni. Courtesy of #DStv403

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