UPDATE: 1 pupil killed, 2 others in hospital after Forest High stabbing

It was unclear what led to the deadly fight but according to pupils at the school, it was a fight between two groups.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A grade eight pupil from Forest High School in the south of Johannesburg has died after being stabbed in what was said to have been a fight between two groups at the school.

It was unclear what led to the fight, which also left two boys wounded, but according to pupils at the school it was a fight between two groups.

The other two boys were believed to be in hospital.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi arrived at the school after receiving a message about the incident from the department’s district office on Monday afternoon.

The body of the 16-year-old boy was still on the scene with pathologists gathering evidence.

The emotional family of the victim was also at the scene.

Lesufi said he would give more details as soon as he had met with the victim's family.