Pupil (12) shot dead at school

A 12-YEAR-OLD pupil was yesterday shot dead at a high school in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, police said.

A 12-YEAR-OLD pupil was yesterday shot dead at a high school in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, police said.

"The girl was outside the classroom at midday when a 25-year-old man shot her," Superintendent Mzukisi Fatyela said.

A 30-year-old clerk at Jongingaba Secondary School was also wounded.

Fatyela said there had been unconfirmed reports that the gunman was also killed.

"The school is in a very rural area and it's raining heavily. Our officers are on their way there. Once they reach the school, we will have more details of what happened," he said yesterday. - Sapa

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