SOUTH AFRICA – On Wednesday afternoon, KwaZulu-Natal primary principal was shot and killed at Delani Primary School in Mariannhill, South Africa.
According to a report by IOL, it is alleged the principal had been talking to the school’s security guard when an armed man walked up to him and shot him twice in the head. The suspect fled in a getaway car.
The principal was allegedly rushed to hospital but died on arrival around 3pm.
KZN police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said Mariannhill police are investigating a murder case following an incident in which a 58-year-old school principal was shot and fatally wounded on Wednesday outside a school premises on Seventh Street in Thornwood.
“The victim sustained a gunshot wound on the head and was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. It is alleged that the victim was talking to the school security guard when an unknown man entered the school, shot the victim and fled the scene. The motive for the killing is unknown.”
Speaking to IOL on Thursday morning, KZN Education Department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said they were still reeling from an incident in which a department official was assaulted this week while monitoring matric exams.
“And then to hear of this incident is most disturbing.” Mahlambi said it seems schools are becoming easy targets.
“Our schools are becoming easy targets for criminals. The issue of crime affects everyone, churches, courts, hospitals, places that are highly guarded are under attack,” he said