Senseless murder of an educator at Heinz Park Primary school

21 September 2021

SADTU in the Western Cape is deeply saddened by the tragic event at Heinz Park Primary school this morning where an educator lost his life. Schools are places of safety and educators, learners and the non-teaching staff need to be protected from these horrendous acts of violence.

We are calling on the police to do all they can to ensure that the perpetrators are tracked, traced and brought to book as a matter of urgency.

Further, we are calling upon the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to step up security at Heinz Park Primary and surrounding areas so that everybody involved in the school is safe.

Lastly, as SADTU Western Cape, we want to extend our sincere condolences to the family, loved ones, school community, staff, non-teaching staff & learners of the school and say we have been deeply saddened by this event.

SADTU is monitoring the situation at the school through our Branch leadership and we will be keeping our members informed as to what the latest developments are.

The Union has developed a campaign called “I am a School Fan” which calls for schools to be safe places. We are therefore calling upon the community to assist in ensuring that schools are safe for all.

Jonavon Rustin, Provincial Secretary: 083 633 5714

Sibongile Kwazi, Deputy Provincial Secretary: 083 627 8006