'Schools can't solve gang violence alone'

GBF partners with interfaith organisations following the gang related murder of WC pupil.

Society needs to work together and come up with solutions to the ongoing violence at schools. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

CAPE TOWN - The School Governing Body Foundation (GBF) has called on schools to partner with interfaith organisations against gang violence following the murder of a pupil in the Western Cape.

Anele Mhlawuli was stabbed by three other boys after assembly at New Eisleben High School.

It is understood all four were members of rival gangs.

Police have taken the three suspects into custody.

The foundation's Tim Gordon says, "The governing body members and educators are all part of society and as members in society they can work together with the churches. I don't think they can do much on their own."

The Western Cape has been battling gang violence in recent months.

Over 30 people including children have been killed in gang violence.

Parents have also accused rival gangs of recruiting school children.