Basic education minister Angie Motshekga has urged police to act speedily and to leave no stone unturned in tracking down those behind the killing of a deputy principal at Phomolong high school in Thembisa.
On Friday, a female teacher, whom the Gauteng department of education has identified as Thembisile Ngendane, was gunned down in the school driveway.
Motshekga said she has learnt with sadness and shock about the murder of the teacher and deputy principal, who was shot dead in broad daylight on Friday afternoon.
“It shocked me to the core that criminals dare to shoot and kill a teacher inside school premises. Schools are supposed to be safe places of learning and teaching and it is quite alarming that armed individuals can stroll into a school to commit such a barbaric act.
“I wish to express my sincere condolences to the family of the deceased teacher, Phomolong High School staff and learners, including those who allegedly witnessed this traumatic incident,” Motshekga said in a statement.
Motshekga also urged members of the community to come forward and assist law enforcement with information they may have.