The department of Education in Mpumalanga condemns the incident that took place at Mmametlake secondary school. The Department is concerned about an incident that took place at Mmametlake Secondary School in Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality where an intruder who is alleged to be a former learner wanted to see the school principal.
It is alleged that when told that he could not see the principal, he became violent and started throwing bricks destroying windows of the school.
Police were called in to assist, and at the arrival of the police the intruder attacked them until he was shot in the leg. He was then apprehended and taken to Mmametlake Hospital. This incident was recorded on a video that has gone viral.
The Department will send a team to the school tomorrow, 08 March 2019 to investigate the circumstances that may have caused this and to start a process to render counselling to the affected learners and teachers.