ACDP: Investigate school violence

2013-03-05 18:10

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Johannesburg - The education authorities need to probe violence in Gauteng schools after a 17-year-old girl was killed in Mohlakeng, near Randfontein, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said on Tuesday.

"[We] cannot find the words to express fully our feelings of shock and horror at the death... in Mohlakeng," said ACDP provincial leader Lydia Meshoe.

"We extend our most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time."

A 15-year-old girl was expected to appear in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the alleged murder, the Star reported.

She was reportedly accused of stabbing the 17-year-old girl when they started fighting while walking on Friday.

Both girls were pupils at Lukhanyo Secondary School, in Mohlakeng.

The Grade 9 pupil appeared in the Randfontein Magistrate's Court on Monday and was denied bail.

In a statement, Meshoe said that when a Grade 10 girl could be stabbed to death by a female schoolmate in broad daylight on her way home from school, no one was safe.

"We call on the department of education to investigate thoroughly the extent of violence in Gauteng schools and to come up with both short-term and long-term plans to deal with it," she said.

These plans should include inviting God back into schools through prayers and Bible readings in assemblies.

She said banishing God from education did not allow for freedom and tolerance, as it simply created a vacuum where evil could flourish.

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