The Rakoko Secondary School pupils and teachers are mourning the death of their mentor and colleague killed on Tuesday last week.
North West education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela confirmed the tragedy, saying that the 12 Grade teacher had been gunned down while waiting for a bus to school near her Tlhabane West, Rustenburg, home.
The female teacher was shot and killed at the gate of her own house between 5:00am and 5:30am, department spokesperson Elias Malindi advised.
“It is the great loss for society. On behalf of the department I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the entire family and the school community of Rakoko Secondary school,”Matsemela claimed.
The department had promised to provide the victim’s colleagues and learners with a psychological counselling.
A memorial service to commemorate the teacher is expected to be held on Thursday, August 1.