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Teacher slaughtered in front of pupils

TRAGEDY: Pupils in a South African primary school witnessed teacher's death

PUPILS AT a school in South Africa were left traumatised after their teacher was slaughtered in front of them, it has been reported.

Guilford Shapo, 53, is said to have been hacked to death with a machete on Tuesday (Nov 15) at a primary school in the northern town of Polokwane.

He is said to have been observing the seventh-grade students during an exam when a man believed to be his 40-year-old brother attacked him.

"We were alerted by the pupils as they screamed and ran out of the mobile classroom," the school's principal Noko Moabelo told a local newspaper.

"Mr Shapo was the only male teacher at the school. As women, none of us could take the risk of approaching the suspect," she added.

Shapo's brother Happy is said to have continued attacking his brother until neighbours came and restrained him, a local radio said.

Happy has been charged with murder and his application for bail is set to be heard on Monday 21 November.

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