A Matric learner from Mpirwabirwa Secondary School near Mokopane, Limpopo was killed by a fellow learner during a school camp. The incident took place on Friday. The learner was allegedly hit on the head with an object by another learner at the Matric School Camp.
The Matric learner, identified as Willem Ngoepe died in hospital on Friday.
Limpopo Education MEC Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya has sent a message of condolences to the Ngoepe family. The department also confirmed that Social workers will be dispatched to the school on Monday.
MATRIC LEARNER KILLED DURING SCHOOL CAMP
“Limpopo Education MEC Mavhungu Lerule Ramakhanya has sent a message of condolences to the Ngoepe family following the untimely death of their son, Willem Ngoepe, who died on Friday after he was allegedly hit on the head with an object by another learner at the Matric School Camp. The incident happened at Mpirwabirwa Secondary School on Thursday evening and the learner succumbed to injuries the following day,”
“Social workers will be dispatched to the school on Monday to offer psycho-social support,” announced the department.
The Police in Limpopo are yet to issue more details regarding the death of the Matric learner. The department also confirmed that a case has been reported to SAPS.
WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATIONS
Meanwhile, MEC Lerule-Ramakhanya will on Monday, 21 August 2023 join hundreds of ECD practitioners and ECD Forums in celebration of Women’s Month. The MEC and Practitioners from the four local Vhembe municipalities will use the opportunity to encourage communities to register their Early Childhood Development centre with the Department of Education in order to receive funding and support.
The MEC and ECD Imbokodo celebration will be preceded by a solidarity fun walk. It from the Vhembe District government complex to Thohoyandou indoor sports centre.