KZN Education partnering with Safety MEC to tackle school violence
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KZN Education partnering with Safety MEC to tackle school violence

School safety is back in the spotlight, after two reports of violence in KwaZulu-Natal schools in under a week.   

Folweni fatal shooting
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In Folweni, south of Durban, education officials say they will be offering assistance to the family of a 48-year-old teacher who was shot and killed at Masuku Primary.   

Sboniso Nyawose was walking in the school, when he was ambushed by a man who shot him twice.  

Police say the gunman ran to his accomplice outside the school grounds and fled in a vehicle.

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Education MEC, Kwazi Mshengu says Nyawose was killed in front of pupils.

"The issue of safety in our schools is a priority. We will work with the MEC for Safety in the province - to ensure that our schools become an environment safe for teachers and learners. We want to send our deepest condolences to the Nyawose family. We will be sending a delegation from the department to ensure that they are with the family," Mshengu said. 

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