Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi will attend the funeral of a14-year-old Tshepo Mphehlo who was stabbed to death by his fellow learner. The incident happened on Monday at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - A 14-year old pupil, Tshepo Mphehlo has been laid to rest after being stabbed to death at school.
Mphehlo was stabbed on Monday at Thuto Tiro Comprehensive School in Sebokeng near Vanderbijlpark.
The grade nine learner was killed with a pair of scissors during school hours.
According to teacher Matshidiso Mokoena, the incident was a mistake and it's not related to gang violence in the school.
"They were friends from primary schools I know them well. They were in my class there was no crime involved, it was a mistake, it was just an accident but it has nothing to do with gangsterism. I want to say to the government please stop taking away powers of us, as teachers, we are no longer allowed to discipline learners we are no longer allowed to say anything to learners whatever I say is against the law."