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A 21-year-old pupil was severely stabbed by another pupil on school premises in Tzaneen.

It's alleged that the suspect had a fight and the suspect stabbed the victim with a sharp object and fled the scene. 

Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the victim was immediately taken to hospital.

Mojapelo said the cause of this fight is still unknown but the cops investigations will tell.

The suspect is still on the run and has not been arrested.

Mojapelo said the SAPS has embarked on an ongoing school safety programme to prevent Gangsterism and bullying in all the schools.

He urged members of the community to participate effectively in this programs including from home.

"Members of the Community especially parents, educators and the school governing bodies, are advised and encouraged to ensure that children are not armed with any type of weapon while going to school and while they are within the school premises to prevent this type of incidents to happen," the provincial Commissioner General Nneke Ledwaba said.

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