Johannesburg, 14 February, 2022 / 8:45 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa is calling on security agencies in the country to look into the multiple cases of attacks on Principals and teachers in the Southern African nation.
In a recent interview with ACI Africa, CIE Director, Anne Baker, said violence targeting educators in South Africa has escalated in recent days, and that reasons behind the attacks are yet to be established.
“There have been several killings over a number of years. I would urge the South African police force to find out what is behind them,” Ms. Baker told ACI Africa last week.
"The question is, why are they being killed? We don't have a quick answer to that, and I think this is where our police intelligence is failing us, because surely there must be some reason behind it,” she said during the February 10 interview.
The official of the Department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) said that there are different speculations that seem to explain why educators in the country are being attacked.