Rustenburg - The North West Department of Education is hosting a safety summit following recent incidents that threatened the safety of teachers and learners at schools.
"The North West education and sport development have experienced a huge volume of incidents that threatened the safety of teachers and learners at school. Sometimes this resulted in the loss of lives at school which is something that the department opposes very strongly," said acting spokesman Elias Malindi.
The incidents include the death of Mathematics teacher Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate, 24, who was stabbed with a knife by a 17-year-old learner at Ramotshere High School in Dinokana outside Zeerust last year.
The Grade 10 learner stabbed Mokolobate in the chest and was subsequently sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
In a separate incident, a parent attacked a teacher at Leema Primary School in Tlhatlhaganyane outside Rustenburg on February 22.