School transport unreliable, say parents, in wake of Laticia Jansen murder

Jansen (15) went missing on Wednesday while walking to school after she had missed the bus.

Laticia Jansen. Picture: Supplied

GERMISTON - In the wake of the brutal murder of a grade 8 pupil from the Graceland Education Centre, it’s emerged that several parents had raised complaints about the scholar transport system, saying it was unreliable and didn’t follow the timetable.

Laticia Jansen (15) went missing on Wednesday while walking to school after she had missed the bus.

Her body was discovered two days later - she had been stabbed, raped and burnt.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has promised decisive action against officials at the East Rand school who he said showed a lack of concern over the little girl’s disappearance and subsequent murder.

Lesufi visited the school and family in Germiston earlier on Monday.

He expressed concern about the school’s transport system, which he thinks may have led to Laticia Jansen's death.

Community members here have also told the MEC that Jansen was not the first child to be killed in this manner in the area.