A teacher in South Africa’s North West province, Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate has been stabbed to death, allegedly by a pupil in school.
A 17 year old Grade 10 learner from Ramotshere Moiloa High School in Dinokana village near Zeerust, North West, was arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing Mokolobate, who was invigilating during a geography paper written by matric learners on Thursday
Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga has expressed shock following the incident.
He said police are still at the scene taking statements from eye witnesses.
In another incident, a 15-year-old Johannesburg teenager was arrested after pointing a firearm at his teacher on Wednesday
The alleged incident took place at Eldorado Park Secondary School on Wednesday.
It’s unclear what sparked an altercation between the grade eight boy and his teacher.
He was charged with possession of a dangerous weapon before being released into the custody of his parents as he is still a minor under South African law.
The teenager will appear in court on Friday.
Meanwhile the education department’s spokesperson Steve Mabona said the teacher is receiving counselling.
Mr Mabona added that his department has adopted a “zero-nonsense approach towards delinquents and will demonstrate no mercy towards lawlessness”.