A teacher in South Africa, aged 25 was found dead after being allegedly strangled on Monday, this publication has learnt from News24.

The Science teacher was allegedly strangled at her home near Moruleng in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality. Police say her hands and feet were tied.

A case of murder was opened.

According to the department, the teacher had started her teaching career in 2019 after completing her education at University in 2018.

North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela expressed her sadness over the murder of the young teacher and condemned gender-based violence.

“On behalf of the department, I would like to convey my deepest condolences to the family and the entire school community. This unfortunate incident happens at a time when our country is grappling from the chains of gender-based violence. It is one death too many. As a department we are fighting a common enemy called Covid-19 and we do not expect to lose our teachers in this way,” she said.

Matsemela added that it was also heartbreaking to lose a young teacher, who had her whole career ahead of her, in such a manner.

Meanwhile, police have instituted an investigation to bring the culprits to book.

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