Police in Paarl are on the hunt for the senseless crooks who threw a large rock at an N1 motorist in Paarl. Michele Pietersen died instantly on-impact.
An utterly devastating development has reached us from the Western Cape on Thursday. Michele Pietersen, a teacher from Paarl, was killed when thugs threw a large rock at her car while she was travelling on the N1 outbound.
The retired educator was travelling in the vehicle with her husband. They were approaching Simonsvlei at around 2:00 this morning. Their journey was brought to a tragic halt when the rock smashed through the windscreen and hit the driver. Michele’s injuries were severe, and it’s understood she died instantly.
She used to work for the New Orleans Secondary School in Paarl. Her former employers described Michele as a “beloved friend and teacher”. The school released a statement on Thursday, sharing their deepest condolences:
“This is such a sad day for us as a Ne