A school principal in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, was shot dead in a shower of bullets on Friday afternoon as he was leaving his school.
According to spokesperson for the South African Police Service (SAPS), Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, the principal was jammed by an unknown vehicle.
“An unknown male jumped off the passenger’s seat and shot at him several times. He died instantly,” Mbhele said.
She added that a case of murder is being investigated by KwaMashu SAPS.
According to a report by eNCA, the principal was “ambushed” by the vehicle before a gunman opened fire on the principal’s vehicle – first on the driver’s side and then in the front.