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Mpumalanga teacher shot dead at school by husband

The incident at the Sediba-Sa-Thuto Primary School in Bushbuckbridge happened in full view of pupils earlier on Monday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Mpumalanga Education Department has confirmed that a teacher has been shot dead by her husband at a school in the province.

The incident at the Sediba-Sa-Thuto Primary School in Bushbuckbridge happened in full view of pupils earlier on Monday.

It's understood the man then left the premises and took his own life at home.

Pupils at school are receiving trauma counselling.

Police spokesperson Mtsholi Bhembe said: “The police in Bushbuckridge have opened two cases, a murder as well an inquest docket. A female teacher was apparently shot and killed by her 40-year-old husband.”

This is the latest incident to draw attention to the abuse and killing of women in the country.

Just last week, Deputy Minister for Higher Education Mduduzi Manana was granted R5,000 bail after he assaulted two women at a Johannesburg night club.

Football legend Marks Maponyane was fined R3,000 after he was found guilty of beating his wife.

Earlier this year, a number of women were raped and killed in various parts of the country.