4 arrested after teacher hurt in KwaMashu school shooting

4 arrested after teacher hurt in KwaMashu school shooting

Four suspects have been arrested after a teacher was shot and wounded during a brazen robbery at a primary in northern Durban.

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Seven armed men arrived at Buhlebethu Primary School in KwaMashu on Wednesday, posing as parents. 

Education MEC, Kwazi Mshengu visited the teacher in hospital on Thursday morning. 

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The suspects said they were looking for a place for their child at the school and requested a meeting with the principal. 

Mshengu says they spoke to the principal who told them that the school was not able to accommodate their child as it had reached capacity.

The group pretended to leave but instead went into the school's staff room where they held up the teachers.

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A laptop and cellphones were taken.

The principal heard the teachers' screams and saw they were being attacked via CCTV footage. 

When she pressed the panic button - the gang fled on foot. 

Mshengu says the suspects ran into the teacher, Khetha Ntuli, who was responding to his colleagues' cries for help.

They shot him twice in the abdomen and ran away.

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The four suspects were found and arrested KwaMashu late yesterday. 

They are due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate Court soon.

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