Appeal for information after robbery incident outside school in Inanda
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DURBAN - KWAZULU-NATAL police are appealing to Inanda community members for information on a gang who allegedly robbed a teacher at gunpoint. The school principal also had guns pointed at him in Tuesday’s incident.
Provincial police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said: “We are also appealing to community members if they have information about the suspects involved in the robbery case to contact the police.”
Busisiwe Ndlovu, a Grade 3 teacher of Welile Moshoeshoe Primary School in Amaoti, was robbed of her handbag which contained R1 600, a Fossil wristwatch and a Samsung smartphone.
Ndlovu said: “Six guys stood in the middle of the road as I approached in my car. They faced the direction where I was going. I slowed down after realising that they were not moving from the road. All of a sudden, they turned around and pointed guns at me.”
The principal, Jabulani Mfeka, also had guns pointed at him while he was in his car, but he managed to escape.
Teachers told the Daily News that they feared for their lives. Mfeka has since written to the Inanda SAPS requesting a police patrol around the school.
“The school governing body and the staff of the school (Welile Moshoeshoe) would like to request the presence of the members of the SAPS in the area to combat criminal activities which are rife in the locality of the school,” the letter read.
Gwala confirmed receipt of the letter.
“Patrols are conducted at all schools in line with the school safety programme,” Gwala said.