More School Security Called for after Flats Principal Shot
BYLINE: DEVIN HERMANUS
TEACHERS' unions have called for improved safety measures at schools following the shooting of a Mitchells Plain principal this week.
Aboebakr Frieslaar was shot in the leg on Wednesday outside Lentegeur High School after two men tried to rob him.
Frieslaar was recovering at home yesterday. He is expected back at work today.
Mitchells Plain police spokesperson Ian Williams said yesterday police believed that the men followed Frieslaar from a bank in the Promenade Mall where he had withdrawn money for the school.
Williams said the men went up to Frieslaar after he parked his car. A scuffle ensued and shots were fired. One struck Frieslaar in the right leg.
Williams said the men, along with a driver, fled in a white VW Polo without number plates. They took nothing.
Police are investigating.
South African Democratic Teachers' Union provincial secretary Jonavon Rustin told the Cape Times yesterday the union would ask the Western Cape Education Department to take more responsibility for implementing safety measures to protect teachers and pupils. …