Western Cape police are still following up on leads surrounding the death of a Cape Town school teacher that was shot and killed on Tuesday, September 21. The 53-year-old, Thulani Manqoyi, was shot dead while sitting in his vehicle at the Heinz Park Primary School grounds.
According to a police spokesperson, the circumstances remains unclear, however, at this stage, it’s known that two unknown males entered the school grounds after threatening the security guard with a firearm. This is when the suspects walked up to the teacher’s vehicle and opened fire. They first shot him in the shoulder and then at close range, EWN reports.
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The Western Cape’s provincial minister for Education Debbie Schäfer described the incident as shocking and indicated that it is disgraceful that teachers who provide the most vital service in the country are not safe, IOL mentions.
Meanwhile, the school will remain close as the SAPS are continuing to comb the area for any possible clues that will assist them with their investigation.