Counselling is expected to begin at Ntsako Secondary School in Soshanguve, where a female pupil was r*ped and murdered last week.
Palesa Malatji, 17, a Grade 12 pupil, was attacked and murdered last Thursday.
According to the spokesperson for Gauteng education, Steve Mabona, the matriculant was last seen alive on May 25, when she left school after attending extra classes.
When she failed to return home, her family started searching for her without success.
The following day, her body was found near Echibini Secondary School in Soshanguve, Mabona said.
Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane is set to visit the school on Monday.
“We are deeply devastated by the occurrence of this gruesome incident involving one of our learners. We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and school community,” Chiloane said.
“We will be dispatching our psychosocial support team to the school and family.”
The MEC appealed to the police to urgently arrest the perpetrators of “this unspeakable crime”.
Palesa Malatji, 17, was attacked and killed while walking home from school in Soshanguve, Tshwane, on 25 May 2023. Palesa was a Grade 12 pupil from Ntsako Secondary School in Soshanguve. She allegedly left school in the afternoon after attending extra classes. pic.twitter.com/h0KZkTH1vA
— Women For Change (@womenforchange5) May 30, 2023
The community of Soshanguve is grieving following the brutal killing of a grade 12 pupil, #Palesa Malatji. Some of them are demonstrating outside Rietgat police. #JusticeForPalesa @TimesLIVE pic.twitter.com/2AbJPaDc34
— Shonisani Tshikalange (@21shoni) May 29, 2023