A female principal at a high school in Grabouw was fatally gunned down on the N2 while making her way home on Friday, September 18.
Zameka Mfubesi (46), principal of Umyezo Wama Aphile High School, was on her way to Khayelitsha on the N2 when she was stopped at an intersection and shot dead. Details around her murder are still unknown.
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Zameka Mfubesi, principal of Umyezo Wama Apile High School in Grabouw has been shot and killed while on her way home on Friday, 18 September 2020.
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Provincial Education Minister Debbie Schafer confirmed her death and mourned the loss of the much-loved principal.
“I am shocked and saddened by news that we have lost one of our principals to a senseless act of violence. Zameka Mfubesi, principal of Umyezo Wama Apile High School, was shot and killed this afternoon. Details are currently limited, and we call on the police to urgently prioritise the investigation,” said Schäfer.
“Mfubesi is described by her colleagues as having been “a dynamic principal” and “a beautiful person”. “I offer my deepest condolences to her family, friends, colleagues, and the school’s staff and learners. Our district officials have arrived at the school along with counsellors to see how we can support them.”
“This is a tremendous loss for the school and for the education department,” Schafer added.
According to Western Cape police, no arrests have been made yet.
“Grabouw police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting incident that left a 46-year old fatally wounded in Grabouw. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated. No one has been arrested at this stage,” said Provincial police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.
Picture: Twitter / Yusuf Abramjee