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gunSowetanLive reports that three assailants who ambushed an Ekurhuleni primary school deputy principal on Tuesday allegedly gained access to the school under the pretext of being electricians.  

The gunmen shot and killed Edalinceba Primary School deputy principal Mswati Nyembe, 56, in an apparent hit in his office in Duduza township.  Nyembe's killing has left his colleagues and pupils traumatised.  Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi rushed to the school after learning of the tragedy.  He said the department was saddened by the incident and indicated that he had requested police to prioritise the investigation.  "They knew who they were looking for because they came under the pretext of being here to fix electricity.  They didn't say anything to him but shot him as soon as they saw him," Lesufi said.  He added that the department would provide counselling at the school.

  • Read this report by Tankiso Makhetha in full at SowetanLive
  • Read too, Education department saddened by shooting of deputy principal in Duduza, at TimesLive

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