Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane is startled by the discovery of a Grade 10 girl learner’s dead body that was found at Hoërskool Garsfontein in Pretoria on Tuesday, 4 July 2023.
According to information at our disposal, the shocking discovery was made by the school’s security who found a corpse on the school’s rugby field on Tuesday morning, which has been identified as a Grade 10 girl learner from the school.
Police are at the scene conducting their investigations. The learner’s family is also at the school and they will receive necessary support from our psycho-social support team.
“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. 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,” said MEC Chiloane.