The incident happened at the Dikeledi Makapan Primary School, which the Grade 1 pupil attended. It is alleged that the Grade 11 pupil (17) stabbed his much younger peer multiple times after a fallout with the child’s older sister.
According to Department of Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga, it is alleged that the older pupil, who attends Mankala Technical High School, also in Makapanstad, slept in the toilet of the primary school overnight without anyone knowing that he was there.
“The deceased was one of the first to go to the toilet in the morning and the Grade 11 learner allegedly repeatedly stabbed him. He was rushed to the local clinic where he was sadly certified dead. The school principal managed to apprehend the alleged perpetrator and handed him over to the police.”