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northwestprovinceNews24 reports that the first day at a North West school got off to a bloody start on Monday after a teacher allegedly stabbed a female colleague after an argument.

According to provincial education department spokesperson Elias Malindi, a 64-year-old male teacher from Tolamo Primary School in Letlhakaneng, Brits, allegedly stabbed a 47-year-old female colleague from Tshefoge Primary School in Vaalboschloot. Malindi said Tshefoge School had been under construction since the last quarter, and pupils were moved to a community hall as a temporary measure. The suspect allegedly forcefully entered the hall and refused to be sanitised or have his temperature taken. "It is reported that when he arrived at the hall, his face was covered with a balaclava. He called the victim and went outside, where an argument ensued between them. It is alleged that the teacher had multiple stab wounds on the back of her neck and back. The staff at the school managed to rush in to apprehend the culprit and called the police," Malindi reported. He added the injured teacher was still in a critical condition in ICU. When the police arrived at the scene, they found the man had been assaulted by local residents and he was taken to a local healthcare facility. He is under police guard and will be appearing in court soon.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24

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