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Limpopo Grade 12 learner dies after fight at matric school camp

Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Picture Courtney Africa/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Aug 21, 2023


A Grade 12 learner has been killed following a fight on a school camp at the Mpirwabirwa Secondary School.

Limpopo Department of Education spokesperson, Mike Maringa, said Willem Ngoepe died on Friday after he was allegedly hit on the head with an object by another learner at the matric school camp.

"The incident happened at Mpirwabirwa Secondary School on Thursday evening and the learner succumbed to injuries the following day. Social workers will be dispatched to the school on Monday to offer psycho-social support," he said.

Limpopo member of the executive council for education Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya has sent a message of condolences to the Ngoepe family following the untimely death of their son.

The matter has been reported to police.

IOL previously reported schools have become the scene of violent crimes where children are killed after more than a half-a-dozen learners were killed in three months.

The police top brass told parliamentarians that in the first quarter of the 2023/24 financial year seven learners were killed across the country and 55 rape cases reported.