The teen’s father and siblings were also struggling to come to terms with her death.
Veranique Williams, vice president of the Mitchells Community Police Forum, who has known the Marshalls for several years, said Naima’s death traumatized her friends as it did the day before the schools reopened.
Naima’s funeral took place on Tuesday.
Williams said Naima served her community and previously helped search for missing persons in the area.
On Wednesday, the Western Cape and Community Safety Police described the shooting as “extremely disturbing”.
“The way our children are losing their lives is unacceptable and this must stop. A life is now lost and none of her dreams or aspirations will be fulfilled… It is absolutely terrifying that the alleged shooter was a 14-year-old boy. Unfortunately, he will have to confront consequences.”
“I have countless questions, particularly about how a child of that age had access to a firearm? It would be important if the people who provided the firearm to the boy are also arrested and convicted.”