Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, is appalled by the horrifying death of a Grade 2 girl learner, from Sekgutlong Primary School in Katlehong, who went missing this past weekend.
It is alleged that the learner had gone missing from her home on Sunday, 11 October 2020. She was allegedly raped and murdered, and was found in one of the neighbours’ backyards. According to the information at our disposal, a suspect has been apprehended by the police.
MEC Lesufi wishes to express his deepest condolences to the family of the girl learner, and he denounces the gruesome acts that led to the learner’s death.
“It is with great sorrow to hear about the disheartening passing of one of our youngest learners at Sekgutlong Primary School. We rebuke the horrifying acts of the perpetrators involved in the death of this learner, and we wish for the uncompromised safety of all our learners,” said MEC Lesufi.
Our Psycho-Social Unit will visit the school to provide the necessary counselling those who have been affected by this terrible incident.