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Lesufi calls for random searches at East Rand school after violent pupil's fight

Lesufi has assured pupils that security measures have been put in place to ensure they're safe and that there are no more disruptions to learning and teaching.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi addressing pupils at the Norkem Park High School on the East Rand. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has instructed police to conduct random searches at Norkem Park High School in the East Rand following a spate of violence and ill-discipline.

Lesufi visited the school yesterday after a video went viral on social media showing pupils fighting earlier this week.

It's alleged that some family members joined in the violence with weapons resulting in a pupil being stabbed apparently with a scissor.

The MEC has assured pupils that security measures have been put in place to ensure they're safe and that there are no more disruptions to learning and teaching.

“We need various support and the presence of government institutions to assist us.”

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