Grade 10 learner found dead on Pretoria school’s rugby field

Gauteng MEC for education Matome Chiloane is startled by the discovery of a body of a grade 10 learner that was found at Hoërskool Garsfontein in Pretoria on Tuesday.

The department said the shocking discovery was made by the school’s security official, who found a corpse on a rugby field.

“What is unclear at this stage is how the dead body of the girl learner landed in the school, especially since schools are on recess and there are no learners at school,” Chiloane said.

“We call upon the police to urgently apprehend the perpetrators. We also extend our sincerest condolences to the family and the school community at large.”

Police are at the scene conducting investigations. The learner’s family is also at the crime scene and will receive support from the department’s psycho-social support team.

Chiloane is expected to visit the school on Tuesday.


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