A selfie showing a girl and a boy in full uniform with a 9mm pistol shocked people across South Africa and the world
The photo shows the boy looking relaxed and holding a pi.stol, which looks very old and has the serial number filed off.
The school was identified as Jabulani Technical High School in Soweto.
The boy’s age and what grade he was in was unclear, but according to a police source he’s believed to live at Jabulani Hostel and is a known troublemaker.
“Pupils and teachers are scared of him,” said the source.
The Gauteng spokesman Steve Mabona said police were investigating the case
“The SGB will start the necessary disciplinary processes against the boy,” he said. Provincial police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed investigations were under way. “
The pupil has not been arrested yet, but police have located his whereabouts,” he said. “
Gu.n Free SA director Adele Kirsten said the organisation would follow up on the matter.
“Only a person above the age of 21 can apply for a firearm. Under the South African Schools Act, all schools are we.apons free,” she said.
“Therefore, the pupil was illegally in possession of a gun.” According to the organisation, at least 25 gu.ns were stolen or lost every day in South Africa. Online news