Legislature shown school assault pics
Johannesburg - A Congress of the People member showed graphic images of a student who was stabbed at an Ennerdale school to the Gauteng legislature, according to a report on Wednesday.
Hermne Koorts held up two grainy images of the 14-year-old pupil's neck injury on Monday to demonstrate the severity of the incident, The Star reported.
Koorts claimed that the legislature had heard a version of the attack that downplayed its seriousness.
Addressing education MEC Barbara Creecy, Koorts said: "He was stabbed in the neck. He was lying on the ground. He could not fight back. He nearly died."
A 13-year-old Grade 9 pupil allegedly stabbed the boy on July 27 at the Fred Norman Secondary School, south of Johannesburg.
The 13-year-old was arrested, and a disciplinary hearing by the governing body was initiated.
The boy's parents, however, claimed the hearing was unconstitutional and it was abandoned, according to the newspaper.
Meanwhile, on Monday, a Grade 12 pupil at Shammah College in KaMhlushwa, near Malelane, Mpumalanga, was arrested in connection with the killing of a classmate.
He allegedly shot his 18-year-old victim at a school camp before matric exams. The classmate later died in hospital.