Another Alexandra pupil stabbed to death, allegedly by 14-year-old girl

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Another Alexandra school pupil was stabbed to death.
Another Alexandra school pupil was stabbed to death.
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  • A boy from Alexandra High has died after he was stabbed, allegedly by a teenage girl believed to be his girlfriend.
  • The incident reportedly took place on Thursday evening.
  • An anonymous source alleges that the girl stabbed the boy following a quarrel.

A 16-year-old boy from Alexandra High School has died after being stabbed, allegedly by a 14-year-old girl.

The girl is a pupil at the Pholosho Secondary School in Alexandra, Johannesburg. However, the incident is said to have taken place at a house in the township on Thursday.

A source who preferred to remain anonymous said allegations were that the two were in a relationship.

"They were at a house [in Alex], then a quarrel ensued and the girl [allegedly] stabbed the boy to death.

"Friends took him to hospital, and he died," the source said.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi conveyed condolences to the family of the Grade 9 boy.

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"It is alleged that the deceased learner was stabbed by a Grade 7 learner from Pholosho Secondary School, also in Alexandra, and that the incident occurred in the township at around 19:00 in the evening.

"According to information at our disposal, the deceased learner succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital," Lesufi said.

A psycho-social unit had been dispatched to Alexandra High School to provide support and counselling to all those affected, he said.

"What transpired is truly saddening, and we would like to share our deepest condolences to the family and school community for this loss."

Lesufi said:

We also denounce, in the strongest terms, all violent acts by our learners. The SGB must investigate and take necessary steps in dealing with such matters.

The matter has since been handed over to the police for further investigation.

News24 reached out to Gauteng SAPS for comment. It will be added when it is received.

READ | Grade 8 pupil stabbed to death, allegedly by fellow pupil, at Alexandra school

Last week, a Grade 8 pupil, also from Pholosho Secondary School, was stabbed to death, allegedly by a fellow pupil, on school grounds.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo said at the time that the suspect was allegedly fighting with other pupils at break time, "when he jumped over the school wall and later came back with a sharp object and stabbed one of the learners".

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