The tragic shooting of Sinethemba Gili (24) occurred on Monday at OR Tambo Municipality in the Eastern Cape.
Sinethemba died after the 31-year-old security guard shot her with the firearm he was given at work.
He then turned the gun on himself, but survived.
Following the prayer meeting, the mayor and other officials visited Sinethemba’s family in Ngangelizwe.
They donated groceries to the family and are still negotiating how to assist with funeral preparations.
“We came here to mourn with the Gili family. We didn’t expect this to happen on our premises.
“Security guards are supposed to protect our employees.
“What makes matters worse is that Sinethemba was the family’s breadwinner,” said Meth.