Twitter weighs in on Forest High School stabbing: 'Parents must check in with their children'

04 June 2019 - 10:23 By Cebelihle Bhengu
The body of a Grade 10 pupil who was killed by a fellow pupil at Forest High School in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg, is carried into a forensic van on 3 June 2019.
The body of a Grade 10 pupil who was killed by a fellow pupil at Forest High School in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg, is carried into a forensic van on 3 June 2019.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times

South Africans are reeling in shock and anger following the murder of an 18-year-old grade 8 pupil who was stabbed to death allegedly by a grade 11 pupil.

The incident took place at Forest High School in Turffontein on Monday. The fight saw two other learners being admitted to hospital after sustaining stab wounds. 

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi broke the news on Twitter as he made his way to the school. 

Scores of people are pleading with parents to "check in with their children",  while others have praised the police for arresting the alleged perpetrator. 


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