Legislature shown school assault pics

2011-11-02 12:38
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.

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