Primary school reels at the coldblooded murder of two female teachers

Dylan Bettencourt

There is as yet, no explanation for the murder of two teachers from the Lekgalong Primary School in Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane. 

The Gauteng Department of Education said the two female educators, aged 26 and 27, were both shot at 3pm on Monday afternoon. 

While the reason for their murder has not been uncovered as the police investigate the incident, MEC Panyaza Lesufi said he and the Department were devastated. 

“We are devastated at this gruesome act of criminality that has taken the lives of two of our youngest educators. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and all affected members,” Lesufi said in a statement. 

There was no confirmation that any suspects had yet been arrested. 

The department’s psycho-social support team is currently working with the educators at the school and broader community affected by the double murder. 

This is not the first instance of an educator being murdered in Gauteng this year. In January a deputy principal of the Phomolong Secondary School in Tembisa, Thembisa Ngendane, was shot and killed in the school’s driveway. 

Despite the incident taking place two months ago, no arrests have been made in this case either.


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