Shock over KZN teacher's murder

2012-12-12 09:09
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Durban - A teacher at a KwaZulu-Natal school says she is traumatised after witnessing the execution-style killing of a fellow teacher who took 10 minutes to die.

Dedicated teacher Maureen Khuzwayo, 52, was shot three times on Friday afternoon shortly after giving out report cards at the Zephania Secondary School, reported the Daily News.

It was initially reported that Khuzwayo was shot by a disgruntled parent, but it has since emerged that this was probably just a ruse to gain entry to the school as that particular report card had been handed over. There was speculation that the shooting had nothing to do with school matters at all and came about as a result of “outside affairs”.

Sleepless nights

One colleague who witnessed the shooting said she was having sleepless nights after watching Khuzwayo die.

“He pointed the gun at her and fired twice,” said another teacher who wanted to remain anonymous.

“Khuzwayo fell to the ground and the man jumped over her and walked away. We thought he was leaving but we were wrong. He turned around, walked back and shot her in the head and walked away with the gun in his hand.”

The KwaMaphumulo community was terrified by the shooting and colleagues have vowed not to return to the school unless safety measures are introduced.

Khuzwayo was a mother of four and also headed up the school’s commerce department. She was described as a dedicated teacher who always went the extra mile.

A day before the shooting, the school had been burgled.

The education department visited the school after the shooting and offered counselling to teachers and children.

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