PORT ELIZABETH - A 16-year-old Grade 7 pupil from Mpeko Primary School in Peddie, in the Eastern Cape, has passed away after he was allegedly stabbed by a fellow 15-year-old pupil in the same grade on Thursday.
According to officials, the children were "playing", which resulted in the death of the teenager.
The Eastern Cape's education MEC, Mlungisi Mvoko, sent his condolences to the child’s family and the education fraternity.
“My condolences to the bereaved family. I hope they will find solace in the Lord during this trying time", said Mvoko.
Department of education spokesperson Mali Mtima said it was alleged that the pupil was stabbed to death by another boy from the same school.