- A teacher in the North West is in critical condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times on Monday
- The teacher was reportedly in a hall being used as a temporary classroom when a man entered forcefully and assaulted her
- It was revealed that staff and community members caught the suspect and assaulted him before police arrived
A teacher at Tshefoge Primary School in the North West is battling in hospital with serious injuries after she was stabbed in her classroom. Reports say a man with a sharp object, wearing a balaclava, entered her classroom and used a sharp object to stab the educator multiple times.
The teacher is reportedly 47 years old and was assaulted on Monday, 3 May. Its been alleged that she was stabbed by her boyfriend, a 64-year-old teacher from Tolamo Primary School.
The teacher had multiple puncture wounds on her back and neck.
The Education Department said the school was under construction and students were temporarily moved to a nearby community hall. Education Department Spokesperson Elias Malindi stated that the perpetrator forcefully entered the hall.
TimesLIVE reported that the perpetrator outside where an argument ensued. Malindi stated that the staff at the school were able to call the police after catching the perpetrator. He added that the teacher is in critical condition.
SABC News stated that the Spokesperson for the North West Police Adele Myburgh stated that they were investigating a case of attempted murder. Myburg referred to the culprit as being the victim's boyfriend.
Myburg stated that the culprit had also been taken to a local clinic to receive medical attention for slight injuries sustained when the community members stepped in and assaulted him.
In other news making headlines, Briefly News recently reported on the death of a helicopter pilot and his student in Durban. The two lost their lives in a helicopter crash next to the Umgeni River in Durban on Monday, 3 May.
The helicopter reportedly crashed into vegetation alongside the Umgeni River below the N2 before the Inanda Road offramp. Reports say that both the pilot and passenger were assessed by paramedics and were, unfortunately, declared dead on the scene.
Rescue technicians used boats to cross the river in an attempt to reach the aircraft. South Africans have taken to social media to share their condolences with the families of the deceased.
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