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Shock over KZN teacher's murder

2012-12-12 09:09

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.

Comments
  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-12-12 09:30

    I wonder untill when we africans will leave this bad believing of solving our problems by killing?

      kalabafazi - 2012-12-12 10:01

      Kasper - Until we have a government that is more concerned about dealing with crime than with lining their own pockets this kind of criminal activity is only going to get worse. Much worse. If the anc could put as much effort into running this country as they have over manguang I'm sure there would be a vast improvement in SA.

      Barefoot - 2012-12-12 10:09

      that's ur problem there chap, just replace African with Human Beings u will be alright. I'm watching Discovery ID definitely not an 'African' that killed his wife oh cut of her fingers and pulled out the teeth for good measure.

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-12-12 11:23

      Gee kasper, you earned 300 percent for that comment!!!

      rbphiri - 2012-12-12 12:14

      "Khuzwayo was a mother of four and also headed up the school’s commerce department". 4 kids left motherless and Christmas is around the corner; a time for family to be together. What a senseless killing! and than we get STUPID pro-lifers for are against the death penalty, I say let's reintroduce the death penalty and rid our communities of murderers in their entirety, it will save us taxpayers money from supporting such human excrement behind bars.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-12 12:24

      @Barefoot: Now I don't own a TV and I don't have a dish BUT when I visit my family my father and sister also watch those shows. They like one show in particular: The world's most dumbest. As it happened I saw "The world's most dumbest criminals 9" I think. Funny as hell BUT you cannot even begin to use your argument about who does what based on those shows. Come to think of it out of the 10 or 20 stories I think 1 guy was white and pretty tame compared to what the other guys did. Now if you really go and look at US statistics and prison population demographics more of the cANCer's propaganda falls apart. There are things in this world that just is.

  • nico.maponya - 2012-12-12 09:42

    KZN again.

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-12-12 11:08

    If you saw water all over inside your house you can't swept u must first find out where it comes from if is a tap switch it off so it is a same like here in SA the problem lies with zuma he is leaking he doesn't know how to Lead people if u are not well educated how can you lead people now this is not a time of toi-toi we are in the garden in otherwords zuma is a blind man there is adifference between LEAD and RULE Lead people by an example to Rule it means you force people to do your own things whereas you can see this is not good

  • gladness - 2012-12-12 11:45

    What is wrong with us blacks. ???Why try to solve a problem with violence and murder ???

      jo.vankatwijk - 2012-12-12 11:55

      Sadly the spear and shield have been changed to guns. Life has become hectic and tempers fray more easily. It doesn't happen only in SA, though.

  • BCD_S - 2012-12-12 11:50

    We as a nation, society do not value life at all. We must remember by killing one another, we are killing God's image and it is not on at all!!!!

  • teri.bosmanbekker - 2012-12-12 12:18

    Offered counselling - how about offering the Fking Death Penalty you morons!!!! Freaking shocking!!! poor lady!

  • siyabonga.biyela1 - 2012-12-12 12:33

    A coward. Why would you kill a defenseless woman? Nxa! Condolences to the Khuzwayo family, my neighbours

  • annie.israel.50 - 2012-12-12 14:28

    MURDER,CRIME is spiralling and OUT OF CONTROL and what does the government do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - they are more interested in filling their pockets with money - THE ANC DISGUSTS ME

  • lorna.m.eaton - 2012-12-12 21:23

    Zuma has a bunker to protect him against ... what? ... and what protection did this poor woman have against her killer? Not even a good justice system. If that murderer is caught what will his punishment be?

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