IKAELANG SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNER STABBED TO DEATH

IKAELANG SECONDARY SCHOOL LEARNER STABBED TO DEATH

The Free State Department Education condemned incident that occurred on Tuesday, 22 November 2022, in Bloemfojntein, Rocklamds where a Grade 11 boy learner was stabbed to death in what is believed to a gang- related feuds.

A bitter and violent brawl reportedly broke out between a group of skirmishing boys on Tuesday afternoon leading to the brutal stabbing and untimely death of the 20-year- old learner.

He rushed to a nearby clinic. Unfortunately, the learner succumbed to his injuries as he was receiving medical attention.

We implore the community to not disrupt schooling and teaching as our Grade 12 learners are still in the process of writing their final exams.

Police are investigating circumstances surrounding this incident. .

Police have deployed vansto patrol around the affected schools during and after school to monitor the situation.

The case has been handed over to SAPS Provincial Anti-Gang Task Team.

Our psychosocial team will visit the school to provide necessary support and counselling.

We wish to convey our sincerest condolences to the learner’s family and the school community at large.

Iissued by the Free State Department of Education

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