Johannesburg - Gauteng MEC for Education and Youth Development Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday expressed shock over the death of a Grade 10 pupil at a Vaal school at the hands of a fellow schoolmate.
According to the department, the 17-year-old Tokelo Secondary School pupil was stabbed to death by a Grade 9 pupil following a fight over a cellphone.
"The two boy pupils started a fight over a cellphone which resulted in the suspect stabbing the deceased with a knife on the chest and, unfortunately the said victim died on the scene.
"Evaton police arrested the suspect and are currently investigating a murder case accordingly."
The department confirmed it had dispatched officials from the psycho social unit to provide counselling services to pupils, teachers and all affected by the incident.