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  • People shocked by 21-year-old killer in high school


    People have not only reacted with shock over the murder of a physics teacher in Free State but were left bewildered by the 21-year-old accused who is still in high school.


    A physical science teacher, Matefo Mphosela from Kagisano Combined School in Makgoe, Free State, was allegedly stabbed to death at her home by a learner on Thursday night, 20 October.

    The 35-year-old was allegedly attacked by the 21-year-old learner in her home at 9pm.

    ALSO READ: Matric learner, 21, stabbed physics teacher to death at her home

    Although the matric learner, who officially turns 21 later this year has been locked up pending a court appearance, his right to admission at his age has raised questions.

    Many believe the accused had no place in the school judging by his age – by society’s standards, he was supposed to be completing his degree in university or college.


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    Here’s how many people reacted on social media:

    Dolus Eventulialis said: “These are consequences of allowing mkhulus and gogos within school precinct. He should have been doing his fourth year or Honours Degree. Anyway, rest in peace Madam.

    Itumeleng Phali Moeta said: “The system failed teachers a long time ago. Change in approach is required urgently”.
    GT Maloi said: “That’s a fully grown man deserving a maximum justice penalty! May her soul rest in peace”.

    “So sad because now the teacher is going under ground because of the learner who’s having more rights than a teacher, next weekend teacher will be buried and klaar! But the learner will be writing exams. Ntate Makgoe please protect teachers. Sincere condolences to the family and colleagues, go rest my dearest colleague we shall meet in glory”.

    Mpasi Waha Dhlomo

    Provincial education MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe, who will be visiting the educator’s family tomorrow, said the incident has left teachers and learners in distress as it comes just days before the start of the 2022 final matric examinations.

    This is a developing story.

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