Northern Cape Education MEC Pauline Williams visited Bosele Middle School under Chief Jantjie that had one of its teachers stabbed to death on 12 January 2018 by a grade eight learner for allegedly causing him to fail.
In her sombre and conciliatory tone, she said that while this was a sad story recorded in the history of the department and the community at large, both families are in great shock and needed remedial therapy to contain their traumatic ex-perience.
Accompanied by the chief, depart-mental heads, the district executive ma-yor Sofia Mosikatsi, the Joe Morolong mayor councillor Dineo Leutlwetse and other dignitaries from sector depart-ments, Ms Williams had come to pay her last respects to the slain teacher, as well as to meet both families. The chief had requested her to be part of the delegation that could intervene effectively in the em-broiled families.
She disclosed that the department would contribute towards the funeral, as the Zimbabwean teacher had made a great contribution to the development of the district. The family had arranged that the body must be repatriated to Zimbab-we.
Audio footage recorded during the fra-cas by the deceased's friend of the whole tragedy, reveals that the teenager had the intention to kill as he physically want-ed to meet the teacher, despite the fact that they could audibly exchange words and resolve the sagacious matter while the culprit was outside the house.
The learner had initially broken the win-dows of the house and had snatched a cellphone of the deceased, whereupon the teacher finally came out of the house to settle the argument and to get his phone. This was when he resultantly met his final demise.
It was also revealed in the audio foot-age, that the teacher had already been injured as the learner had thrown stones that had broken the windows, enabling him to snatch the phone.
The learner further disclosed in the au-dio that he was not himself, but had been driven by the influence of drugs he had consumed.
One of the teachers at the school also revealed that the learner was often careless and did not write all the exami-nations, because he would abscond randomly.
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