Johannesburg - A Grade 8 pupil stabbed to death outside a Turfontein high school was among three boys allegedly attacked by a fellow schoolmate, the Gauteng Department of Education said on Monday.
Earlier, reports emerged that the 18-year-old pupil was stabbed outside Forest High school, in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi rushed to the scene following reports of the incident and announced that classes would be suspended in the wake of the incident.
The department in a statement has since confirmed that the suspect also attacked two other pupils, aged 18 and 15.
"It is alleged that the 20 year-old Grade 11 male pupil stabbed three fellow pupils, an 18 year-old Grade 8 pupil (male) who sadly died on the scene.