They delayed a student in front of a school in Pretoria. (file)
- A matrix student at a Pretoria school was delayed four times.
- The student is currently in hospital.
- The DA is leading suggestions on how to deal with attacks on students and staff in the area.
The DA called for stricter security measures in and around the schools after a student at Langenhoven High School in Pretoria was attacked and delayed four times outside the school by unknown assailants.
Gauteng Education Department spokesman Steve Mabona said the delay occurred in front of the school Friday afternoon when criminals targeted the pupil.
The student refused to hand over his cell phone.
Creutane Bosch, a spokesman for community safety at Gauteng DA, said the pupil was taken to hospital and is fighting for his life.
“This incident followed a number of incidents over the past three years in which students, teachers, security guards and general staff were brutally attacked and abused outside the school grounds,” Bosch said.
He added that although the cases had been reported to the police, no arrests had been made and no criminal proceedings had been instituted.
Bosch said there was uncertainty as to which police station was responsible for the school’s jurisdiction as it was located in District 58 opposite the Pretoria Zoo, on the border of Capital Park and Pretoria Central.
“The perpetrators are believed to have settled on top of a hill in Capital Park from where they prey on their victims. Hiking trails also appear to have been found on the Apies River near Spruit, a school leading to Marabastad.”
The prosecutor’s office said it had investigated the area. The party demanded that the Gauteng Community Security Department launch a joint action to monitor and clean up the area.
“The department should also introduce equestrian patrols this week when children are most vulnerable. We are demanding urgent intervention from the Gauteng Department of Education to ensure the safety of the school and its facilities,” Bosch added.
The party said it was writing a letter to Gauteng Community Safety MEC, Faith Mazibuko and Provincial Police Chief Elias Mawela to make proposals to end the brutal attacks on students and staff.
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The DA is calling for stricter security measures in schools after another pupil was delayed
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