The principal of Hlokohloko Primary School and the chairman of the school's governing body will appear in the Empangeni regional court in KwaZulu-Natal today to face charges of plotting the murder of two teachers.
Also in court will be two alleged hitmen hired to murder teachers Bonisiwe Mthenjane, 34, from Nongoma, and Philile Ntuli, 34, from Nseleni on the north coast.
The two, who taught at Hlokohloko, went missing more than a week ago. Their bodies were found in shallow graves near the school.
According to sources, there had been tensions between Mthenjane, a deputy principal at the school, and her principal.
The sources allege the principal and the board chairman were involved in corruption, from mismanagement of school funds and the school's feeding scheme to the irregular hiring of teachers. The source claimed Mthenjane was about to expose them.
But there is also speculation that the teachers' deaths could have been linked to a conflict between rival teachers' unions in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
They are the South African Democratic Teachers' Union and the National Teachers' Union
A memorial service for the two teachers will be held at the school today. - Sne Masuku