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Security guard killed at KaBokweni school

Elliot Mndlovu’s body was discovered near the computer lab. Some suspects had stolen the school’s tablets.

The MEC for education, Cathy Dlamini, strongly condemned the brutal killing of Elliot Mndlovu (58), a security guard at Melekutu Primary School in KaBokweni.

According to her, his body was discovered in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 23.

“According to the report from the school, the incident happened at about 03:00, when some unknown suspects broke into the school premises and forcefully opened the room where Mndlovu used to spend his time in between his patrols, and killed him,” she said.

She said Hi-Tech Security responded when they received a signal from the school’s alarm system and immediately dispatched a patrol squad there.

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“Upon arrival, there was no sign of the security guard, and after searching around the premises, they found Mndlovu lying dead close to the computer laboratory. The suspects had gotten away with the school’s tablets, an overhead projector and a school panic button,” she said.

Dlamini visited the school and the bereaved family on Monday June 24 to pay homage to the deceased and to express her condolences.

During her visit, the MEC called upon the members of the community to work collectively to fight crime in the area and assist with providing information to law enforcement agencies that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of these crimes.

She also urged the community to refrain from buying stolen goods, indicating that they should instead report any person selling such items to the authorities.

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The department deployed officials from the wellness section to render psychosocial support to everyone at the school who was affected by this incident and their families.

The MEC concluded by calling upon anyone who might have information that would be useful in the investigation to contact the nearest police station.

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