POLICE are currently investigating a case of murder after a high school deputy principal was shot dead on Friday night in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni.
It is reported that the shooting occurred whilst the deputy principal was driving out of the school gates.
Three gunmen approached her vehicle and allegedly shot the principal 3 times.
She subsequently got out of her car trying to escape the gunmen but the principal fell.
The gunmen fired twice while she was on the ground and fled without taking anything from he
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.
Information can also be given anonymously via MySAPS App that can be downloaded from any smartphone.
At this stage, police could not confirm the motive behind the shooting.
“The motive for the murder cannot be confirmed at this stage. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were three and driving in a white vehicle,” said Gauteng SAPS spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi said the incident occurred in the afternoon when the 50-year-old woman was driving out of the school gate.
“Three gunmen suddenly appeared and allegedly shot her three times through the passenger window. Subsequently, she got out of her car trying to evade the hailstorm of bullets, but she fell just beside the car,” he said.
“One of the gunmen allegedly shot her twice while she was on the ground, and they fled the scene without taking anything from her,” he said.
- * Inside Education