Principal killed: police say arrests ‘imminent’

2010-11-18 00:00

A SCHOOL principal was stoned to death in Muden and his shoes, cellphone and the bakkie he was travelling in were stolen.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said the body of Thokozani Ndlovu (54) was found lying in the field next to a dirt road in the Tshekani area of Muden.

Staff in the office of a primary school in Msinga said ­Ndlovu had called to inform them of a detour he had been forced to make while driving to work in a borrowed Nissan 1400 bakkie. He told the office he had received a call informing him that the car parts he had ordered for his Toyota Corolla were ready for collection. Before proceeding to a house in Pomeroy area, he reportedly picked up three men, one of whom he dropped off in Greytown.

Police surmise that the other two forced Ndlovu to stop the vehicle while they drove through Tshekani and stoned him to death.

Ndlovu’s body was dumped and his murderers drove off with his shoes and cellphone.

Jeevan said, “On Tuesday night, members of the Muden detective services, working on information received, proceeded to a house in the Pomeroy area where they recovered the stolen bakkie. The occupants of the house were not in at the time,” said Jeevan.

She added that arrests were imminent.

It is believed that one of the suspects were going to help pay for Ndlovu’s car. Police said that Ndlovu’s call to his school played an important part in the investigation.

This is the second incident in four days involving a teacher. Last Thursday another primary school teacher was gunned down outside the school premises in Nongoma. Some pupils and teachers at the school witnessed the incident. The teacher is recovering in hospital and police have arrested four suspects in connection with the shooting.

Education MEC Senzo Mchunu commended the police for arresting the culprits. But he said the department is extremely concerned about criminals threatening the lives of unarmed and unsuspecting citizens. The criminals are known to communities, he said, and he urged them to take a decisive stance against such “barbaric acts” by exposing the culprits.

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