Cape Town – A 50-year-old deputy principal of Phomolong Secondary School in Tembisa was reportedly shot dead by three gunmen in the driveway of her school on Friday.
According to EWN, the gunmen shot several times at her car.
“She got out of the car trying to evade the storm of bullets but she fell just beside her car. One of the gunmen allegedly followed her and started to shoot at her while she was on the ground. Strangely, they fled the scene without taking anything from her,” the report quoted the Gauteng Education Department’s Steve Mabona as saying.
Police have launched a manhunt following the incident.
The motive for the murder remained unknown, The Citizen reported.
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“Police are appealing to anyone who might have information that can help in the investigation or assist apprehend the suspects to please call the nearest police station or crime stop on 08600 10111,” the report quoted police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo as saying.
A News24 report said that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi was set to visit the school on Monday to get to the bottom of the incident.
“We sincerely wish to convey our deepest condolences to the family and the entire school community. Indeed, the motive of this level of cruelty is unknown, but I’m comforted that this case has been taken over by the provincial SAPS and, as such, we are adamant that the perpetrators will be brought to justice,” Lesufi said, according to the report.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu