Grade 5 learner stabbed to death – MEC visit school today

North West MEC for Education and Sport Development, Sello Lehare will visit Mateane Primary School in Atamelang today. The visit follows a brutal killing of a Grade 5 learner by a fellow learner on Tuesday. According to the police, a fight broke out between the boys and the victim was stabbed with a pair of scissors. Safety at North West schools still a challenge. On Monday a parent appeared in court after assaulting a school teacher in Tlhatlhaganyane. Last year, a school teacher was stabbed to death at a Zeerust school.

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49 thoughts on “Grade 5 learner stabbed to death – MEC visit school today

  1. Government has failed us. We used to have the fear of God at school, we prayed everyday at the assembly. Government it’s all your fault. I blame parents kids are angry at a tender age of innocence.

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    1. When prayer was stopped…all this started. God is no sparewheel. schools are to busy to pray nowadays. If this day had started with God none of it wouldve happened

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      1. Chief what has ANC done wrong this time around i mean this kind of incident is not the 1st time it happens in this country and it has nothing to do with the ANC

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      2. It starts at home. Children who are properly raised will have a concious and will not resort to this level of violence.

        Schools also need to implement their code of conducts consistently with executable consequences and in accordance with the South African Schools Act.

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    2. Government knows what its doing. They have removed corporal punishment, removed the fear of God and gave children freedom of religion, freedom to deny a parent’s authority.. parents and teachers no longer have power over these children.

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    3. As a parent u have to teach your child respect then the teacher won’t have problem in school with children we can’t blame the teachers

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      1. Children must be disciplined @home first before teachers n government can take the blame.if u gave birth to a child n suddenly he/she became stranger to u,then know that u failling.government can support ur child,but cannot spoil ur child.ur child lives with. U not the government.we should take the blame as parents n come with a better solution

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    4. I blame parents. We are failing to parent our kids. We are busy with our phones, we are no longer communicating with our kids to find out how are they feeling. We are living a busy life forgetting about parenting. We are giving them too much information through technology. I am angry at parents. If we can go back to basics things can go back to normal. STOP blaming teachers or government. When last did you check your child school bag? When last did you ask your kid how was the day at school? Today kids got anger. They are angry at us because we are ignoring them. We are to busy. Kids needs us not our money. To buy them expensive gadgets doesn’t give the love. Wake up parent give your child a pure love. They need us. If we can love our kids as we love our phones, this killing can stop. This world can be a better place. I am angry at you parents.

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  2. LORD🙏🙏🙏Please help us.
    Please intervene Father, WE NEED YOU LORD, Please Get rid off the evil spirit amongst all human.
    Dipelo tsa rona di utlwile bohloko hle NTATE re Gaugele Media☹️😖🤒😟😢😭😭😭😭😭
    Amen🙏🙏🙏

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    1. I’m scared to even comment. This new generation is possessed and as a teacher I fear for my own life. We can’t even reprimand school kids no more. I blame the parents and not forgetting the government for giving kids rights to do as they please.

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  3. Our parents wake up everyday to go deal with other parents’s unruly children who might even kill them. Teachers deserve so much better!

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    1. We go on strike for things that are not bettering our lives why are we not striking for the government to bring back prayer sessions at school,more security and the corporal punishment why…

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      1. And yet some of us hope to make it into the teaching world. How on earth are people supposed to get into the field when such things are happening…SA has already started to run low on teachers because they are no longer safe at schools, from both learners and parents. Father Lord please intervene!🙏

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    2. We feel no safe anymore at schools and our profession is degrading and loosing value because of our government and new policies he is implementing to gain number of our youth to be on their favor because they wanna remain in power. ANC is putting us and our kid’s in danger with this new government system and policies.
      #South Africa come back to God.

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    3. Schools are supposed to be a safe haven . Where education take place in a conducive environment. Nowadays everybody look over there shoulder of fear . Ensure proper safety measures in place at allll schools. Discipline should be enforced. Starting at home and continue at school. Respect one another. Parents, teachers ,school governing body members and lesrners. In short oblidge to the rights of society to rule, to govern and to teach. All stake holders should know their roles and responsibilities. Customer care to be enforced.

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  4. So the ANC government is failing to strengthen the security in schools.Our brothers and sisters are brutally dying in schools.

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    1. The government has nothing to do with how parents raise their kids. Parents are responsible for their kids’ upringing. We cant blame the government every time our children mess up. This calls for parents to stand together and pray as a nation for God to heal and protect our kids from the work of satan, things are really getting out of hands and pointing fingers won’t help one bit

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    2. I think schools should have social workers on call. These kids act what they were taught at home. Violence begins at home

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  5. I believe that we lost touch with the word of God in schools, when we was still schooling such behaviour was not acceptable, we were punished but the current situation were young people have that guard to kill where is this country going. I think it’s high time we challenge the decisions that were taken on behalf of the unprivileged family’s by so called government officials while their kids are more safer than ours let corporal punishment in schools be reinstated finish and klaar no one young will have rights while he or she has been taught about those particular rights

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  6. To think of sending my kid to schook few years to comes makes my blood boil. With all that is happening! worse of it nothing is being done these killings are escalating every day.

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    1. We see a lot of violence in our schools and teachers are afraid to do anything because our children are unruly and some even act possessed, our kids are angry and this is the work of the devil because there is no more God in our schools parents need to intervene and prayers need to brought back including counselling sessions we deal with a lot at home and forget that kids get affected let’s keep an eye on our kids and stop being too busy to even check up on them. God have mercy

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  7. Make School Security a priority.

    There is a problem in Schools and the government is doing nothing to prevent it, all they are doing is to be reactive not proactive. School Security should have been at the center of the SONA and all SOPA’s. A plan on how to deal with this issue of assault and murder in schools should be in place to make schools a safe place for both pupils and teachers. The teachers knows that they are represented by the union but they do not feel represented. The schools is the only unit in the Department of Education without security. We need security with metal detectors at the gate of our schools. The need to build walls around schools so to avoid any dangerous weapons to enter the school premises. This can be achieved but so long as this government is reactive nothing will happen those who are teachers will become victims of assault and students will continue to kills each other. The need for a unit within schools that will deal with equipment loaning out is needed, that unit will loan out all the necessary instruments needed for teaching and learning. So long as this government does not think of systems to deal with this issue we will continue to experience this problems as South Africans. The government need to act now.

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  8. Bring back religious education in schools and let the schools hold assembly prayers everyday as it was before. Remember the family that prays together stays together. I entirely blame the government. The bible teaches and encourages love for one another there fore our kids will grow knowing that they are all brothers and sisters. We grew up knowing that Sunday as a holy day and we have to go to church, today on Sundays kids are in uniforms going to school. What kind of society does the government trying to build that does not know God??

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  9. It is worrying how did we end where we at, the anger , gangs, murder in schools it makes one fear for their young one’s
    What Hai in limpopo , gauteng, north west.
    How will the politicians fight the scourge of violence in schools, what and why do we have such behaviour

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  10. I agree with metal detectors and walls being built at schools but the government can not be blamed for human behavior and how we raise our kids, we as parents and people need to instill humanity in our kids cause what children see is what children do.Stop violence in households because children see that as a good thing to practice at schools, we fail our teachers cause when they try to discipline our kids we go running to the schools and shout at the teachers but when the school sends invites to parents to address your child’s behavior suddenly you as a parent don’t have time. what do we expect the government to do, put bouncers in classes? stop blaming other people for your duties as parents, teachers are not there to raise your child they are there to teach them academically the rest lies with parents. FYI i am not a teacher but a concerned parent.

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  11. WITH NO GOD, NO DISCIPLINE, AND PARENTS THAT ARE TO BUSY, WHAT DO WE EXPECT. MY HEART IS BROKEN, THIS BOY NEVER HAD A LIFE. WHERE IS OUR GOVERNMENT THAT SHOULD BE PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN?

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  12. bring back coop-oral punishment and also children rights must not apply in one’s house, this kids are spoiled and they do what they can knowing if u dare touch them as a parent, they open a case for u

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  13. This is what happens when accountability is lost & the social economic chaos we have in this country . Has nothing to do with religion, pretty sure a couple of religious people also committed heinous murders and there is more than enough history that backs up my statement. Respect for life is taught at home. Also if you take a life, you should pay with your life.

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  14. AS a teacher, I know there are many factors involved — lack of morality, lack of respect, lack of discipline at home, protection by the Law, peer influence; yes, all that. But I still blame parents and a lack of family values in the home, and in the family in general. We’re a big family, of more than 30 nieces, nephews, aunties & uncles. We get together regularly, for family celebrations; we encorage our children & praise them on their smallest achievments; we pray together. We have established an unwritten code of family values that is so strong, any member feels they’re letting the family down, my mis-stepping. We have no need to discipline or moralise to our kids. They simply follow our example as adults — respect for others, self-respect, and a strong commitment to doing good, for the glory of God. Everything else — peer pressure, fads, trends — stands in the shadow of our common commitment to our shared family values. I experience kids in my classroom everyday, where I can see their parents’ behaviour echoed in theirs. I can see what happens in their homes. I’ve been tempted to find out their pastor or church leader and get him/her involved; to naming & shaming them in front of their congregation. Decent people still crave the approval of their peers; shame them! Expose them! Make their own behaviour convict them! Take the onslaught to a field where THEY are on the defensive! Social/public sanctioning works! To hell with their feelings or reputation; LIVES are at stake here. Literally!

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  15. Proverbs 22:5-6 KJV
    Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. [6] Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
    The Government has decided to run the country and the schools without God. The parents have subscribed to Social rights more than the Bible rights! Punishment has always been there as a form of correction to wrongs, but government has chosen to punish he who tries to instill correction in child at school!
    Proverbs 22:15 KJV
    Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
    Proverbs 23:13-14 KJV
    Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. [14] Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
    Proverbs 26:3 KJV
    A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
    Proverbs 29:15-17 KJV
    The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. [16] When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. [17] Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

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  16. As a teacher, I fear my life. This started the moment the government decided we as educators and parents are no longer allowed to punish learners. This needs to stop

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  17. We see a lot of violence in our schools and teachers are afraid to do anything because our children are unruly and some even act possessed, our kids are angry and this is the work of the devil because there is no more God in our schools parents need to intervene and prayers need to brought back including counselling sessions we deal with a lot at home and forget that kids get affected let’s keep an eye on our kids and stop being too busy to even check up on them. God have mercy

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  18. We need your Lord now more then ever , Respect for life is taught at home. Also if you take a life, you should pay with your life.bring back coop-oral punishment and also children rights must not apply in one’s house, this kids are spoiled and they do what they can knowing if u dare touch them as a parent, they open a case for u .

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  19. Maybe it’s me but at his age I was grade 7 already, if the current system is working so well why wasn’t he progressed. If a child turns 7 in grade one then he should be 11 in grade 5. Either this child was being bullied because his friends are in highschool or he had a learning disability

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  20. We feel no safe anymore at schools and our profession is degrading and loosing value because of our government and new policies he is implementing to gain number of our youth to be on their favor because they wanna remain in power. ANC is putting us and our kid’s in danger with this new government system and policies.
    #South Africa come back to God.

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  21. Please, blame the kids upbringing… Blame their personalities, Blame their DNA… This isn’t a matter of not having Prayer at school… I do believe that prayer is good but really evil even prevails in churches. Come now… I don’t think you can make the violent acts of a few kids suddenly prove that all kids are godless in the school.

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  22. A good education begins at home.
    You can’t blame the school for what you have failed to do. Also, if you deffend the wrong your children doea, you will pay someone to do the same someday soon.

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  23. It’s so sad such a tender age to do such a crime, but it’s our responsibilities as parents to teach our children

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