GBF shocked over WC pupil killing

The pupil was stabbed after an altercation with fellow pupils.

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CAPE TOWN - The Governing Body Foundation says it's concerned about the killing of a pupil at the New Eisleben High School in the Western Cape.

On Thursday 17-year-old Anele Mhlawuli was stabbed multiple times by three learners at the school after an altercation.

Mhlawuli later died at the Nyanga Day Hospital.

The GBF's CEO Tim Gordon on Saturday said "School should be a place where young people are safe and not where they're being killed."

Gordon added "We should be part of a bigger effort to turn schools into havens."

Police took three pupils into custody in connection with the incident.

While the suspects have been detained, the department says plans are being made for the learners at the school to receive counselling.

Security measures at the school are currently being assessed.

In March, an 18-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly stabbing a pupil to death on a bus.

In another incident in September, a 16-year-old pupil was stabbed with scissors in his chest at Northpine Technical High School.