Driver killed, 3 teachers wounded after gunmen open fire on taxi in Wartburg

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Durban – A taxi driver has been killed and three teachers left critically hurt in a shooting in Wartburg near Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday morning.

The three teachers, all from the Masijabule High School have been transferred to hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The driver was fatally injured and pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the KZN Education Department, seven others are in a severe state of shock.

The shooting took place in Bruyns Hill near Wartburg on Tuesday morning.

The provincial education department has extended its condolences and is sending a psychologist to the school to counsel both pupils and teachers.

“We are very shocked by this incident of the shooting of our educators in this brutal manner. Our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased and we wish those injured educators a speedy recovery. We are going to send our psychologist to the school for counselling of both learners and educators,” said MEC Kwazi Mshengu.

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