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Heinz Park Primary: Maths teacher, 53, killed in school parking lot

A 53-year-old Grade 6 maths teacher was shot and killed in the Heinz Park Primary parking lot before school started on Tuesday morning.

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The police are investigating the murder of a Grade 6 mathematics teacher outside a primary school in Philippi, Cape Town on Tuesday morning, 21 September. The deceased was an educator at Heinz Park Primary School for 13 years.


The South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Provincial Commander of Media Communication, Colonel Andre Traut, confirmed the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old man outside Heinz Park primary school on Tuesday morning.

The deceased was sitting in his vehicle in the school’s parking area at approximately 7:45 when two unknown suspects approached and shot and killed him. They fled the scene and are yet to be arrested, according to the police.

“The [Western Cape Department of Education] confirms the shocking incident that transpired this morning at Heinz Park PS,” said the provincial education department’s Communications Director, Bronagh Hammond. “He is a Grade 6 mathematics educator and has been teaching at the school since 2008.”

Hammond said the incident took place before the day began and counselling support has been arranged for Heinz Park Primary School learners and educators.

WCED MEC Debbie Schäfer said she was shocked to hear that the shooting had taken the life of one of the teachers at the school. “I offer my deepest condolences to his loved ones, colleagues and school – to lose a long-serving teacher in this way is a senseless tragedy.”

“We do not have more details at this stage, but it is vital that SAPS do everything in their power to find and arrest the perpetrator/s as soon as possible.  It is unacceptable that our teachers, who are providing one of the most vital services for our country, cannot be safe at work,” said Schäfer.

The police said anyone with information about the murder is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111.