Lesufi urges restraint in Forest High murder case

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi said the community must not take revenge.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has warned pupils at Forest High School not to seek revenge.

He was speaking at a memorial service for Daniel Bakwela (16) who was stabbed outside the Johannesburg school last week.

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Lesufi's urged everyone to allow the law to take its course.

“We can’t say our plans are working when a learner dies. So we need to review those plans," he said

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A 19-year-old Grade 11 pupil, Mohammed Mwela was arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Mwela is claiming he was defending himself against a gang and says the murder weapon belonged to the deceased.

He appeared in court on Monday and was granted bail

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It's emerged that Bakwela was facing charges of armed robbery.

Lesufi revealed that 13 children in Gauteng are appearing in courts for various crimes committed outside school premises.

He says all pupils who have pending cases against him will now have to report to the department.