School security guard murdered

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Mpumalanga Department of Education says it is very much disturbed by the murder of a security guard at Sibambisene Primary School in Daantjie, City of Mbombela, Ehlanzeni  District.

The thieves broke into the school on Friday, 27 August 2021 and confronted the school security guard and murdered him. The deceased, Zitha  Philemon Joseph (59), was contracted by the School Governing Body for the security service of the school since 2019.

Mpumalanga Education Spokesperson Jasper Zwane said the thieves proceeded to the administration office block through the roof to cut the alarm code and went down through the ceiling. “They stole 6 laptops worth R46 000.”

The MEC for Education, Mr Bonakele Majuba condemned this incident in the strongest terms possible and is calling upon anyone who may have information that can help the police to come forward. The MEC for Education will on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 visit the school and thereafter proceed to the bereaved family.

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