WC Education MEC raises concerns over gang violence at schools

A grade nine learner at Leiden Secondary School in Delft was stabbed to death on Monday during a fight.

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CAPE TOWN - Gang violence spilling over onto school grounds remains a serious problem in Cape Town.

A grade nine learner at Leiden Secondary School in Delft was stabbed to death on Monday during a fight.

Three learners have been arrested.

Education MEC Debbie Schafer has raised concerns.

“Despite the school having two school officers, which is a joint venture between us and the City of Cape Town Metro Police, this still happened and is a result of gang activity which has been prevalent at the school. It is apparently linked to a turf war which is shocking for grade nine learners.”

This is the second stabbing at a Cape Town school in the space of a week.

Last week, a girl at Crystal Secondary School in Hanover Park was injured after she was stabbed in the back.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)