Bur­glar shot dead at Old Mill School

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Or­rin Singh

A BUR­GLAR was shot and killed by a se­cu­rity guard in the early hours of Thurs­day morn­ing at Old Mill High School in Em­pan­geni.

Ac­cord­ing to King Cetshwayo Clus­ter Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Mbon­geni Mdlalose, at about

1:30am the pri­vate se­cu­rity guard saw a sus­pi­cious man at­tempt­ing to break into the school tuck shop. ‘When the se­cu­rity guard ap­proached the sus­pect and ques­tioned him as to what he was do­ing, the sus­pect ad­vanced to­wards him with a knife. ‘The guard opened fire on the sus­pect, shoot­ing him once in the head.

‘The per­pe­tra­tor, whose par­tic­u­lars are un­known at this stage but is be­lieved to be be­tween the ages of 30-35, died on scene.

‘A case of busi­ness rob­bery and an in­quest docket have been opened to de­ter­mine the ex­act cause of death,’ said Mdlalose.

Last week learn­ers from Old Mill High School made head­lines af­ter a spate of pub­lic brawls out­side the school premises. While the in­ci­dent of the shoot­ing is in no way re­lated to the vi­o­lent clashes be­tween learn­ers from Old Mill, Richards Bay Sec­ondary and Aquadene Sec­ondary, se­cu­rity at the school has been tight­ened amid ex­am­i­na­tions.

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