SADTU Saddened By Murder of Teacher At School

The South African Democratic Teacher’s Union (SADTU) in the Western Cape has released a statement condemning the murder of a teacher in the Western Cape.

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On Tuesday morning this week, 52-year-old Teacher, Thulani Manqoyi was shot dead in the parking area of Heinz Park Primary School. Manqoyi was sitting in his vehicle when the shooting took place at the school, located in Phillipi, Cape Town. 

SADTU in the Western Cape is said to be deeply saddened by the horrendous act, saying that schools are a place of safety where educators and learners need to be protected. 

The union calls on the police to work with diligence in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought forward, as a matter of urgency. 

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) must also improve security at Heinz Park Primary School and surroundings to ensure the safety of everyone at the school, said the teacher’s union. 

SADTU in the Western Cape has extended their sincere condolences to the family, and all parties affected by the unfortunate event. 

The teacher’s union is said to be monitoring the situation at Heinz Park Primary School through its leadership in the province. SADTU has also promised to keep its members informed for any new developments. 

The violence at schools in South Africa has become a topical issue that the government and SAPS have been struggles root out in the schools. 

The union is said to have developed a campaign called “I am a School Fan”, urging community members to assist in ensuring safety at schools for everyone. 
 

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