Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, expressed sadness at the untimely death of a teacher at Mara Primary School, Lerato Mosia. She was found dead in her flat last Thursday.
It is reported that Mosia was in her flat at Jabulani Hostel in Soweto when she was strangled and stabbed to death.
In a statement released by the Gauteng Department of Education it said police are investigating circumstances surrounding this incident.
“It is really disheartening to learn of the brutal and untimely death of Ms Lerato Mosia. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to her family and the entire school community. She played a vital role as an educator at Mara Primary School and in her community. As such, a void has been created due to her passing and we will implore law enforcement agencies to apprehend those who were involved in her death,” said Lesufi in a statement.
He said the department's psycho social unit has been dispatched to visit the school for necessary support to all affected.