A school teacher has been shot in the head in what is believed to be a robbery.


Esmerelda Brockman, 38, of Belhar had just arrived at her husband’s tavern, Sydney’s Place, in Buffalo Crescent, The Hague, Delft after 7pm on Sunday.

Esmerelda, who was a teacher at Blomvlei Primary School in Hanover Park, was waiting inside her white Toyota Conquest while Sydney, her husband, locked up the business for the day, when she was approached by a gunman on foot.

Cops say the attacker attempted to take Esmerelda’s wallet, which she flung onto the back seat.

He then shot Esmerelda in the head and grabbed her tablet which lay on a car seat.

Sydney had apparently spoken to the killer moments before the murder and it is believed the gunman had posed as a customer, first asking for beers and then cash.

Sydney had given the suspect R20 and as he turned around to lock the gate, he heard two gunshots go off.

Wakker cops arrested the suspected shooter and an alleged accomplice minutes later.


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