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GRADE 9 LEANER FROM KGATOENTLE SECONDARY SCHOOL COMMITS SUICIDE

By: Ntombikayise Mathomane

The Gauteng Department of Education has raised concerns regarding an increase of suicide in the pupils at Pretoria after a leaner took his life. The grade 9 leaner ended his life on Monday at his home and this is a third suicide among school children at Tshwane this month.

According to the Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabona the department has sent its officials to the school to conduct an investigation and they also made efforts to meet the family of the deceased.

“There is a high incidence rate of school children suicide at Garankuwa and the department is concerned about this matter. We deployed support agents in connection with child line in order to support children who have mental issues”, the Department said.

The Police are still investigating this matter.

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