Cape Town – Two female teachers, aged 26 and 27, from Lekgalong Primary School in Gauteng were allegedly shot dead by a partner of one of the now-deceased educators on Monday.
According to News24, members of the community called the police after hearing gunshots at the school.
Upon their arrival, the police broke down a locked door of the room where the gunshots were suspected to have come from.
They found three bodies with gunshot wounds – two females and one male.
It was suspected that the male shot the two females before turning the gun on himself.
Two cases of murder and an inquest docket have since been opened.
Following the incident, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi expressed his devastation.
“We are devastated at this gruesome act of criminality that has taken the lives of two of our youngest and brightest educators. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and all affected members of the Lekgalong Primary School community,” Times Live quoted Lesufi as saying.
The department’s psycho-social support unit was currently attending to the families and school community members affected by the alleged murders, the report said.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo