COUNCILLORS are expected to attend to traumatised pupils and teachers at Laduma High School today.
This comes after Priscilla Mchunu (50), the acting principal, was gunned down while teaching a matric history class at the school in KwaMpumuza, outside Pietermaritzburg, KZN on Saturday.
She had been acting head since last month, when the principal retired.
Muzi Mahlambi, KZN Education spokesman, said: “We have organised urgent psychological help for the entire school including those who were not present when the incident happened.
“Even though it was a long weekend, Priscilla was still at school teaching pupils. She had a great passion for teaching. We have lost a real soldier.”
He said that MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana, who went to the school a short while after the incident, also visited her family yesterday.
Priscilla’s nephew, Sbu Ntuli (40), told the People’s Paper they had no idea who could have done such an evil act.
“As far as we know, she didn’t have any enemies.”
Thabiso Ndabezitha (39), SGB chairman, said the school security guard was not at the school on Saturday as he only worked on weekdays.
“We need to organise for the security guard to work on Saturdays to be a watchdog while matrics attend extra classes.”
Captain Nqobile Gwala, KZN police spokeswoman, confirmed the incident and said Plessislaer cops were investigating a case of murder.
“No arrests have been made at this stage. We urge anyone who might have information to contact cops on 033 398 9713 or CrimeStop on 08600 10111.”