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Monday, November 29, 2021

Teacher Gunned Down Outside Cape Town School

A GRADE 6 Heinz Park Primary School teacher in Philippi, Cape Town was shot and killed inside his vehicle on Tuesday morning.

The teacher had just parked inside the school premises at about 7.45am and was still sitting in his vehicle when he was shot dead allegedly by two suspects who fled the scene.

Police spokesperson Andrè Traut said circumstances leading to the teacher’s death were being investigated.

“The circumstances surrounding the death of a 52-year-old man are being investigated after he was shot and killed in the parking area of Heinz Park Primary School at around 7:45.”

No arrests have been made yet.

She said counselling support has been arranged for pupils and teachers at the school.

MEC Debbie Schäfer said she was shocked to hear of the shooting.

“I offer my deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and school. To lose a long-serving teacher in this way is a senseless tragedy. We do not have more details at this stage, but it is vital that SAPS do everything in their power to find and arrest the perpetrator/s as soon as possible.

“It is unacceptable that our teachers, who are providing one of the most vital services for our country, cannot be safe at work,” said Schäfer.

Anyone with information about the incident can anonymously contact Crime Stop at 0860010111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.

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