17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that a teacher was stabbed to death by a 17-year old Grade 10 learner in Zeerust, North West.

Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education, Elijah Mhlanga says the fact that this learner is still in Grade 10 at 17 may indicate that there is a problem.

He says the learner got upset when he was reprimanded for jumping the feeding scheme queue wanting to be served first.

He came back the following day and confronted the teacher who stopped him from jumping the queue and stabbed him.

He then tried to run away but was apprehended by the school's security but unfortunately, the teacher died from his injuries.

Read: WCED 'extremely concerned' by recent child abductions in Cape Town

Now the teacher has passed away and all that he was trying to do was to bring discipline and order in the school.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education

According to Mhlanga, the deceased was only 24-years-old and had not been teaching for long.

He says they employ these young teachers with the hope that they will bring fresh ideas to the system and introduce technological skills.

For us to have lost this young person in this manner it is really disturbing.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education

In another incident on Wednesday a 15-year-old Grade 8 pupil pulled a gun on a teacher at Johannesburg's Eldorado Park Secondary School. The gun was later reported to have been a toy gun.

This shows that these learners don't want to accept that they are in school to learn and they need to subject themselves to the authority of the teacher.

Elijah Mhlanga, Spokesperson at Department of Basic Education

To hear the rest of the conversation with Elijah Mhlanga, listen below:


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