The body of the 35-year-old security guard was discovered about 6:30am on Sunday at Woodlands High School with stab wounds to his chest.
Jessica Shelver, spokesperson for Education MEC Debbie Schäfer, says the school had been broken into and two security cameras were stolen.
The guard had been working for Jathlet Security, which was contracted by the school’s governing body.
Shelver says the control room last heard from the guard at 5am while he was patrolling.
“The guard had last corresponded with his control room just after 5am. He was later found dead with stab wounds. The guard was contracted by the SGB. The name of the company is Jathlet Security.
“Replacement security has been arranged. The WCED are engaging with the school. Two security cameras were stolen.
“Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. While we are unsure of what transpired it is extremely concerning that this happened on school premises.”
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, says cops are working around the clock to make an arrest: “A case of murder has been opened for investigation following a stabbing incident that occurred on Sunday, May 12, at 6:30am at Woodlands, Mitchell’s Plain.
“According to reports a body of a 35-year-old man was found with stab wounds to his chest in the security office at the school.
“Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.”