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Laticia Jansen murder: SGB under pressure to provide answers to family

The SGB said it was concerned that it was only made aware of the teenager’s rape and murder through the media two days after her body was discovered.

Laticia’s family visited the crime scene to celebrate her birthday, a cross, candles, and cake box remain at the scene. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

GERMISTON - The school governing body (SGB) at Graceland Education Center in Ekurhuleni on Monday was investigating the circumstances surrounding Laticia Jansen’s death.

The SGB said it was concerned that it was only made aware of the teenager’s rape and murder through the media two days after her body was discovered. The 15-year-old was stabbed and burnt to death near Elsburg last week.

The school’s SGB was under pressure to provide answers to the family of Jansen on why they didn’t alert her parents that she was missing.

No need to wait 24 hours to report missing person - SAPS

Jansen was last seen on Wednesday while walking to school after being left by the school bus. Her body was found two days later after an extensive search by the family and community members.

SGB chairperson Evelyn Mazibuko said: “We are concerned, hence we took time from work so that we can be here because we are representing the parents.”

The Gauteng Education Department at Graceland Education Center in Ekurhuleni on Monday was investigating the circumstances surrounding Laticia Jansen’s death.

The Gauteng Education Department gave the school until Monday afternoon to come up with answers or face the consequences.)gave the school until Monday afternoon to come up with answers or face the consequences.

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