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Khayelitsha principal 'receives death threat' from learner

When EWN visited the school today, a caretaker was removing the written death threat from a staircase.

Joe Slovo Engineering High School in Khayelitsha has experienced severe vandalism over the past two weeks. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A school Principal in Khayelitsha fears for his life after allegedly receiving a death threat from a learner.

Joe Slovo Engineering High Principal Majiet Parker says this follows severe vandalism at the school over the past two weeks.

It's been a trying time for Parker, with vandals defecating in classrooms, constant vandalism and now an alleged death threat from one of his learners.

When Eyewitness News visited the school today, a caretaker was removing the written death threat from a staircase.

A few metres down the corridor, Parker was inspecting severe damage to the roofing in one of the classrooms.

There were also defamatory words against female teachers written on a classroom blackboard.

Parker said he's extremely concerned by the vandalism, but is shocked that a Grade 11 pupil allegedly threatened to kill him if he fails.

Parker said the death threat and vandalism have been reported to the Education Department.