Boy shot and killed by father was 'promising leader' - Education MEC

MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi says they are saddened by the death of a 14-year-old pupil who was mistakenly shot dead by his father.

According to a statement released by the police, the father took his son to an extra evening class at an Ennerdale high school on Tuesday night and waited for him inside his vehicle.

It’s understood that after the lesson the pupil found his father asleep and knocked on the car window, which startled the man and he opened fire.

Read: MEC Lesufi outlines conflicting reports surrounding death of Ennerdale pupil

This is a sad event that we did not want to happen, especially a young person who's been among the top 10 performers in all his Grades...this was a promising leader and the deputy chairperson of the RCL

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education in Gauteng

I will be vising the family today just to confirm some of the information that was given to us so that we are quite sure of we are on the same page with the family and law enforcement.

Panyaza Lesufi, MEC of Education in Gauteng

A memorial service will be held at the school on Friday, says Lesufi.

He says they have sent a high level of counselors to the school to help the learners deal with the unfortunate incident.

To hear the rest of the interview with Panyaza Lesufi, listen below:


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