Nomfusi Potelwa, a dedicated school educator at Dinizulu Secondary School in Dutywa, was allegedly shot and killed in an execution-style attack at his home on August 8.
The Eastern Cape Department of Education MEC, Fundile Gade, has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the grieving family as they grapple with this devastating loss.
The incident took place around 7:00 PM, and according to initial reports, Potelwa was the victim of a fatal shooting carried out by unidentified assailants.
The circumstances surrounding the attack remain unclear, leaving family, friends, and the entire community in shock and disbelief.
Gade, deeply moved by the tragedy, extended his sympathies to the bereaved family and friends.
Mali Mtima, the spokesperson for the Department of Education, addressed the incident, emphasizing that at this time, details regarding the motive behind the attack and the identity of the assailants remain elusive.
To ensure a thorough investigation, a case has been registered with the local South African Police Service (SAPS), who are currently working diligently to uncover the truth.
In response to the emotional toll this tragedy has taken on the school community, Mtima highlighted the district’s commitment to providing support.
Psycho-social grants will be extended to all individuals at the school who have been affected by this distressing incident.
This initiative aims to assist them in coping with the trauma and emotional upheaval caused by the loss of a respected colleague and friend.
As the investigation continues, the SAPS has not yet confirmed the details of the alleged fatal shooting.
The local community eagerly awaits further information and updates as law enforcement professionals work tirelessly to bring clarity to this heartbreaking event.
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