primrose primary shooting

Gauteng Education MEC visits Primrose Primary in Germiston. Image: @EducationGP1

Shooting of school principal was planned- MEC Chiloane

The grade six learner who shot his school principal in Germiston, had also targeted to shoot two other educators.

primrose primary shooting

Gauteng Education MEC visits Primrose Primary in Germiston. Image: @EducationGP1

Shocking details about the shooting of Primrose Primary School principal emerged during the Gauteng MEC of Education Matome Chiloane’s visit to the school on Monday.

On Friday, a 13-year-old grade six learner shot the 51 year old principal. According to a statement by the department, the principal had spotted a group of learners sitting in the foyer and instructed the to take out their workbooks and study.


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The learner then mumbled in reply, to which the principle ignored. The pair came across one another once more, this time near the staff, where the learner pulled the trigger.

While the incident has shocked the many, Chiloane revealed that the incident was orchestrated by the learner and his friends. The planning happened over time on a Whatsapp group.

“The gruesome detail of the intention of the child we didn’t expect it. Now as we are interviewing the friends, the friends say this thing has been planned for a while. The fact that the parents didn’t pick it and the educators didn’t pick it up worries us as the department”, Chiloane says.


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According to the MEC, the principal was not the sole target.

“The people he was targeting was the class teacher, deputy principal and the principal. That’s the people he was targeting according to the child.”

The learner is currently in custody and is charged with attempted murder. While his father faces charges of negligence.