Johannesburg, 09 February, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Officials of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) have expressed concern about brutal attacks on learning institutions, learners, and the staff in South Africa.
“The Catholic Institute of Education is deeply concerned about the increasing violent attacks on schools, principals, teachers and learners,” CIE officials say in a Tuesday, February 8 statement in reference to reports of increased violence in institutions of learning in South Africa in recent weeks.
Officials of the department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) highlight a recent case where the Principal of the Mariatrost Junior Primary School and his wife were killed at their home in St. Faith's Mission village, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
The murder of the Mariatrost Junior Primary School official and his wife happened days after four learners were stabbed during an armed robbery at Dassenhoek High School in Pinetown, KZN.
“The loss of any life is a tragedy and for the Mariatrost Junior Primary School, the Catholic Education network and the community at St. Faith's Mission, the death of our principal and servant of Christ is irreparable,” CIE officials say.