Assaulted Mpumalanga pupil dies

Johannesburg - A Grade 12 pupil has died after sustaining injuries during an alleged assault at a school in Mbombela, in Mpumalanga, the provincial education department said on Monday.

The 19-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted on Friday. She was then taken to hospital and subsequently died, spokesperson Jasper Zwane said in a statement.

Zwane said there were allegations the pupil was assaulted by the owner of the independent school, but he could not confirm this.

Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said an inquest was opened. Post-mortem results would confirm if she was assaulted, and whether the assault was the cause of her death, he said.

The department would also investigate the matter.

It would advise the head of department on possible action to be taken in withdrawing the school's registration and subsidies which were gazetted on 5 March 2013, Zwane said.

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Caswell Mnisi 2014-08-05 06:43:24 AM
Is very sad to read about something like this. My deepest condolences to family amd may god be with u
Nin Ja Kitty 2014-08-05 07:45:53 AM
Hope to hell the offender rots in hell.
Alu Nefale Dimanashango 2014-08-05 08:53:49 AM
name and shame the school...its all over the news...Cefups ACADEMY the famous corporal punishment school in the MPUMALANGA
Maserame Mohobeleli 2014-08-05 08:59:02 AM
i pray for peace and acceptance to the family and justice be served to the ones who did this, it is very close to home, RIP Pabi.
Ivan Schoeman 2014-08-05 09:02:54 AM
I truly hope that those responsible for such a barbaric act go the deepest darkest place and be dealt with. But I doubt that. I don't want to live in this country anymore.
Bhekinkosi Langa 2014-08-05 09:10:22 AM
I am very sad to find that we are still having the same patterns of Education systems like during Apparteid.By the way we have 2 Ministries which are similar to Bantu Education nd Education.
Tokologo Tshwene Nelson 2014-08-05 02:04:42 PM
Paballo may your soul rest in peace my Sister,May the good Lord do what he does the best.Am sad and disappointed about the Education system some Teachers reinforce this days.If I was the President I would do to the person who's responsible the same thing we did to Apartheid.
Bindza Siphesihle Vilakazi 2014-08-06 04:13:14 PM
As a parent no one would like 2 here something like dis it's hurting that school must be closed how can u do dat 2 a child government plz close dat school for good
Lindiwe Lucia 2014-08-09 08:28:11 PM
It is really barbaric,but I'd God forgives,who are we not to forgive? I was in that school and yes all the things that are all over the internet are true,we were used to be beaten like pigs in that school,corporal punishment is the best way to discipline learners in that school,it's true about the flying squad of teachers and being beaten anyhow and receiving slaps on a face,but I am asking that I'd God forgives,who are we not to forgive? It is a barbaric act indeed,that has been happening for so long,but we hope that it has now come to an end. Let us let God do things the way he wants to do them about what has happened and stop judging people... May Bapallo's soul rest in peace...i pray for acceptance and forgiveness for the Seane family