Media Release
Minister of Education Donald Grant
Western Cape

25 March, 2011

Minister Grant expresses his condolences at death of deputy principal

Statement by Minister Donald Grant, Minister of Education, Western Cape

I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends Mr Linga Mafu, deputy principal of Ludwe Ngamlana Primary School.

Mr Mafu was shot dead outside his Mitchell's Plain home last night.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

This is a senseless and tragic loss of life and it is my sincere wish that the police bring the perpetrators to book as soon as possible.

The WCED will do everything possible to assist the school in this difficult time. To this end, the Department has already sent social workers to the school to counsel the staff.

As a mark of the school's resilience, teaching and learning continued today.

I have personally spoken to the principal to express my sympathies and to assure them that my thought and prayers are with the school in this time of grief.

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