The North West provincial Chairperson, Mxolisi Bomvana, is reacting to the recent news about the death of Fellies Sithembile, who died at a local clinic in Mooinooi near Brits after he was stabbed by another 15-year-old. The police spokesperson, Adele Myburgh, previously told OFM News that the suspect was kept in a place of safety whilst still being assessed by social workers after his parents handed him over to the police on Tuesday.
Bomvana says the spate of violence in schools is robbing the education system of future leaders. He adds that the union believes that the rife violence in schools is as a result of the violence seen on a day-to-day basis in the different communities across the country. The department is yet to comment.
Meanwhile, the provincial police commissioner, Baile Motswenyane, expressed her shock about the incident and others that were recently committed by learners against fellow learners in the province. Motswenyane said that while the police are working hard to implement crime prevention programmes at schools, the public has a responsibility to assist in curbing violence that is being experienced through moral regeneration and other relevant programmes.