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MEC Lesufi denounces sick conduct of Parktown Boys High students

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has strongly condemns the ill-behaviour displayed by a group of Grade 12 learners from Parktown Boys High School on Friday.This comes after a video that was recorded showing a violent altercation on Thursday.

The incident is alleged to have occurred in the afternoon at the school’s tuck-shop. Disturbing video footage of the alleged incident shows one learner violently attacking another learner before being stopped by a group of learners. This video has since gone viral while the learners involved in the altercation have, subsequently, been suspended.

The occurrence is claimed to have happened in the early afternoon at the school’s fold shop. Upsetting video film of the supposed occurrence shows one student savagely assaulting another student prior to being halted by a gathering of students. This video has since turned into a web sensation while the students associated with the fight have been suspended.

MEC Lesufi denounces the ill-discipline shown by these learners and urges all learners not to behave in a manner that will jeopardize their future.

“We do not tolerate any sort of violent behaviour in our schools. Learners must focus on their studies and if a matter arises which bothers them; they must consult with their educators or principals about it – instead of taking matters into their own hands.” said MEC Lesufi.

Meanwhile the department spokesman, Steve Mabona has encouraged learners to work with their Principals and Educators in such situation.

“If you have challenges or   you don’t happen to see things in a same way, interact with one another and make sure you resolve that and principals and educators at our schools they are available to be consulted in the event you have differences.”  

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