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EC pupil (14) stabbed to death at school

The Eastern Cape Education Department has condemned the incident.

Picture: @SAPoliceService/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - A 14-year-old grade seven learner has been stabbed to death at Mpekweni Primary School in Peddie in the Eastern Cape.

The Eastern Cape Education Department has condemned the incident.

Spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima said: “The department has sent officials to the bereaved family to report the matter. We have also activated counselling for learners and educators of the school to ensure that we integrate them back into the system because we believe this has traumatised them.”

A 17-year-old pupil is being questioned in connection with the crime.

Meanwhile, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Basic Education says it’s shocked by the murder of the grade 7 pupil.

The committee has sent its condolences to the victim's family and friend, who'll be offered trauma counselling.