Provincial Commissioner orders 72-hour activation plan consequent to the murder of a teacher

POTCHEFSTROOM - The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena called for mobilisation of the 72-hour Activation Plan following the ruthless murder of a 45-year-old teacher who was allegedly shot and killed by two unknown men at approximately 07:00 today at Rutanang Primary School, Geelhout Park in Rustenburg where she was working.

According to information received, the teacher was in her Toyota Fortuner vehicle in front of the school gate when the suspects approached and shot her at close range. The suspects who did not take anything from the car, walked away from the scene on foot.

Subsequent to summoning of the police and paramedics, the teacher was declared dead at the scene. The motive of the incident is yet to be determined. Investigation into the matter continues and no arrest has been effected at this stage.

Lieutenant General Kwena expressed his shock over the callous act of Gender Based Violence (GBV). He urged members of the community to work together with the police to ensure that the suspects are brought to book.

Meanwhile, the police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation to contact Lieutenant Colonel Partson Chomela on 082 772 8124 or call South African Police Service (SAPS) Crime Stop number: 08600 10111. Alternatively, tip-offs can be shared via MySAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service