The Gauteng Education Department says it will provide counselling to pupils who witnessed a mob justice attack on a group of young men believed to be part of gang in Daveyton on the East Rand.
A 17-year-old was necklaced near the Unity Secondary School in full view of other pupils on Wednesday.
It’s alleged the pupil and another man, who was beaten to death by community members, were part of a gang.
MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane visited the school on Friday
Eyewitness News reporter Thando Khubeka says the pupils have been left traumatised by the incident.
We had pupils saying they have been left traumatised. Some of them are not coping.— Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter
The education department said they are providing counselling for the pupils and any support that they need but it really comes up as a policing issue.— Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter
Nkosi-Malobane says they will be increasing police visibility in the area.
She said police will be deployed at schools around the area because there were allegations that some people still want to take the law in their own hands.— Thando Kubheka, Eyewitness News reporter
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Ekurhuleni Mayor, Mzwandile Masina has confirmed that police presence has been bolstered.
The law enforcement agencies are all over the township to make sure there is peace and stability. We want to call on communities to work with us.— Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor
The continuous violence in the township is not going to assist anyone. It is unwarranted. We are calling for restraint as government.— Mzwandile Masina, Ekurhuleni mayor
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