The woman was one of the many residents and educators of Khayelitsha who gathered in Cape Town to mark a peak in the schools in the area.
CAPE TOWN – A teacher from Khayelitsha primary school has told Eyewitness news that she goes to work every day for fear of her safety.
The woman was one of the many residents and educators of Khayelitsha who met in Cape Town on Monday to emphasize a peak in attacks on schools in the area.
A teacher from Khayelitsha class 3 says she is anxious and traumatized because teachers and students are held hostage by criminals and gangs in the community.
The woman says that in June a male teacher was shot dead by robbers who stormed the building during school hours.
"They took his laptop and phone and tried to run away to call other staff, but they grabbed him and killed him."
The educator says that the peak in crime results in her sleepless nights.
"I do not sleep, I really do not sleep because I think about waking up and going to a school where I'm not safe, and even when I talk, I feel unsafe."
The leaders of the community handed over a memorandum Monday to the Western Cape Prime Minister Helen Zille with a list of safety and safety requirements at school, giving them seven days to respond.
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(Edited by Shimoney Regter)