A teacher was shot several times in her vehicle while driving in the Mtunzini area on Thursday evening. It comes just hours after a principal was shot and killed at another KZN school.
THE PROFESSOR WAS SHOT SEVERAL TIMES ON THURSDAY EVENING
According to Medi Response spokesperson Paul Herbst, the teacher was traveling in her vehicle when she came under fire from two unknown suspects on the side of the road.
“A short time ago, Medi Response responded to Mtunzini area for reports of a shooting.
“Upon arrival, Medi Response paramedics found the lady had been hit by multiple bullets and managed to get to safety, where she was met by advanced paramedics who treated the lady before transporting her to a private hospital for further care.
Herbst said the teacher was in critical condition.
SHE WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL IN CRITICAL CONDITION
It comes hours after a Pietermaritzburg principal was shot dead at his school on Thursday.
Education ministry spokesman Kwazi Mthethwa told media that a man entered Msunduzi Secondary School, threatening to shoot his wife, a teacher, at the school.
“The principal tried to calm him down and prevented him from leaving the reception area. The shooter shot the principal twice. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene,”
THIS COMES HOURS AFTER A KZN PRINCIPAL WAS SHOT AT A PMB SCHOOL
Police spokesman Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said a murder case was under investigation.
Meanwhile, a learner is on the run after allegedly torching his principal’s car this week.
A year 10 student at Northbury Park Secondary School in Northdale in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, allegedly torched an acting headmaster’s car for scolding him.
The acting principal reportedly reprimanded the learner for bringing a phone to school and confiscated it. The learner was angry when his phone was confiscated and allegedly ran back to school with petrol and poured it on the car before turning it on.
LEARNER IS ON THE GO AFTER SETTING HIS MANAGER’S CAR ON SET
According to reports, a school security guard and a teacher tried to put out the fire in order to save the car, but judging by the images circulating online, the damage is quite extensive.
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The South African Council of Educators (SACE) said it was saddened by the recurrent violence in schools and called on local authorities, parents and communities to address the growing violence against teachers.
THE RIGHTS AND DIGNITY OF TEACHERS MUST BE RESPECTED
“The rights and dignity of teachers must be respected at all times because their rights are also human rights.
“With sadness, SACE wishes to convey its message of condolences to the Sibiya family on the passing of our Principal Esteemed. We also send our message of support to our valued Deputy Principal. SACE will be visiting both families.
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