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Police welcome sentencing of grade 10 pupil who murdered teacher

The accused was sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Lehurutshe Regional Court on Thursday.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - Police have welcomed the sentence handed down to a grade 10 pupil for the murder of his teacher.

The accused was sentenced to 10 years in jail by the Lehurutshe Regional Court on Thursday.

The pupil stabbed his Math teacher to death with a knife at the Ramotshere High School outside Zeerust last year after demanding a second serving of food.

The polices Sabata Mokgwabone said the sentence sends a strong message to those who commit crimes against teachers.

“The sentence came a day after another incident where a learner in Mareetsane stabbed another learner and unfortunately the victim died. The provincial commissioner said the sentencing will send a clear message that we will not be tolerating crime and proper actions will be taken against anyone who commits a crime.”