Teacher killed in classroom in Bushbuckridge

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Alex Rose-Innes

Kate Chiloane died whilst doing what she loved most – teaching.

According to the provincial spokesperson for Education in Mpumalanga, the victim’s husband went to the school where Chiloane was teaching a primary class and shot her as she tried to run away.

When the police arrived at their communal home in the area, they found the body of Chiloane’s husband whom, according to reports, had killed himself.

It is common knowledge that most South African women are killed by either their husbands or boyfriends in a culture where men of all races see their wives or girlfriends as their property. According to statistics, most of these occur in rural areas and in those communities which are seen as mostly Afrikaans speaking.