The Education Department has confirmed a nine-year-old boy has committed suicide at a primary school in the Nkomazi Local Municipality.
It's understood the grade two pupil from the Khula-Mlambo Primary School used a tunic belt to hang himself on a swing after class on Friday.
The department says a team of psychologist will be visiting the school on Monday to provide counselling for the pupils.
Education spokesperson Jasper Zwane says: “We are really devastated by this. The MEC for Education has already conveyed her deepest condolences to the family. She has also pledged to assist the family through this ordeal.”