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WCED condemns attack on Bishop Lavis school principal

Wayne Abrahams was stabbed repeatedly just before school started on Wednesday morning in the foyer of Bishops School of Skills.

FILE: Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has condemned an attack on a Bishop Lavis school principal.

Wayne Abrahams was stabbed repeatedly just before school started on Wednesday morning, in the foyer of Bishops School of Skills.

Abrahams is currently in hospital in a serious condition.

Police are investigating the incident and are searching for the two assailants.

Provincial MEC spokesperson Jessica Shelver says Abrahams had been receiving threats following a gang-related shooting at the school last month.

“The assaults followed threats against the principal in the event that proceeds with the disciplinary hearing of a learner who allegedly shot another learner at the school in a gang-related incident in March.”

Shelver says Abrahams was stabbed several times in the head, shoulder and neck.

“An attack such as this on someone who’s dedicating his life to uplifting the youth of this province and who’s trying to do the right thing in taking disciplinary actions to protect his learners shows how warped some people’s values are.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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