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Mpumalanga pupil (9) commits suicide at school

The Education Department has confirmed a nine-year-old boy has committed suicide.

Picture: Freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - The Education Department has confirmed a nine-year-old boy has committed suicide at a primary school in the Nkomazi Local Municipality.

It's understood the grade two pupil from the Khula-Mlambo Primary School used a tunic belt to hang himself on a swing after class on Friday.

The department says a team of psychologist will be visiting the school on Monday to provide counselling for the pupils.

Education spokesperson Jasper Zwane says: “We are really devastated by this. The MEC for Education has already conveyed her deepest condolences to the family. She has also pledged to assist the family through this ordeal.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)