Gauteng police intensify efforts to find Ennerdale principal’s killers

Lazarous Baloyi was shot several times in his car in the Buyani Primary School‘s driveway on Friday.

The principal of Buyani Primary School in Finetown was shot and killed on school premises on 18 June 2021. Picture: Gauteng Department of Education.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng police on Saturday activated a 72-hour plan in their efforts to arrest those behind the killing of the Buyani Primary School principal in Finetown, south of Johannesburg.

Lazarous Baloyi was shot several times in his car in the school ‘s driveway on Friday.

Provincial Education MEC Panyaza Lesuf, who visited the school, reacted with shock to the incident – he said it was clear from video footage that the shooting was a hit.

He said he had earlier received a complaint about Baloyi, questioning his qualifications and management style and other related matters at the school.

The police’s Kay Makhubela, told Eyewitness News, “Police are investigating a case of murder and calling for anyone with information to contact the nearest police station. Our investigation continues.”

The 53-year-old Sadtu leader is the third principal to be killed in the area.

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