A beloved teacher from New Orleans Secondary School in Paarl died early Thursday morning.
The school said in a Facebook entry that Michele Pietersen, a science teacher at the school, died early Thursday after she and her husband left Cape Town on their way home.
This is such a sad day for us as a New Orleans family to inform you of the passing of a beloved friend, colleague and beloved teacher, Mrs Michele Pietersen.Facebook post by the school
She and her husband were on their way home from Cape Town when the accident occurred.
It is such a tragic and unnecessary violent act.
Our prayers are with her husband Mr Anton Pietersen, her children and grandchildren as well as the extended family. ???❤️
Pietersen’s husband, Anton, said the stone had dribbled straight onto his wife’s face and she was almost killed instantly.
The school says they are thinking of Anton, Pietersen’s children, her grandchildren and the rest of her family at this time. They also arranged counseling at the school.