A 17-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed and killed a teacher on Thursday, has been arrested by the police to face charges for the crime.. According to reports, the stabbing incident happened in full view of a class that was in the process of writing an examination at Ramotshere Moiloa High School in Zeerust‚ North West.
It was gathered that the 24-year-old teacher, Gadimang Daniel Mokolobate, allegedly reprimanded the student on Wednesday for skipping the queue at the school’s feeding programme.
He reportedly returned the next day armed with the weapon.
“On Thursday, he didn’t come to school on time. He arrived at 11am and went into the classroom where other learners were writing.
“Two teachers were in the classroom invigilating. He approached the teacher (Mokolobate) who had reprimanded him yesterday (Wednesday) and stabbed him in the chest several times,” said the department of basic Education national spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga.
The boy ran away shortly after stabbing his teacher but a security guard and other students tackled him.
According to the department, in March the suspect was given a warning for coming to school in possession of knife.
Police confirmed that the teen was in police custody and would be charged with murder.