Burglaries in Gauteng schools increases to 55

Burglaries in Gauteng schools increases to 55

The Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi, is perturbed about the sky scrapping number of burglaries experienced in Gauteng schools during the Lockdown period.

It must be noted that, a number of burglaries and vandalism of schools have increased rapidly since our last report on 09 April 2020. 

The latest break- ins occurred between 09 and 11 April 2020 at the following schools:

1, Harmony Primary, Lenasia 
2, Eersterust Secondary, Eersterust 
3, Matseke Primary, Atteridgville 
4, Jordan Secondary, Evaton 
5, Jabulani Technical , Soweto
6, Thomas Nhlapho Primary, Meyerton 
7, Moqhaka Secondary School, Sebokeng 
8, Kwa-Ntsikana Secondary School, Soweto 
9, Klipvalley Primary School, Soweto 
10, Lufhereng Secondary, Soweto 
11, Mbuyisa Makhubu Primary School. Soweto 
12, Ivory Park Secondary, Ivory Park 
13,Mahube Valley Primary, Mahube Valley 
14, Sehopotso Secondary, Sebokeng 
15, Princess Primary, Rooderpoot 

With the above incidents, the total number of criminal activities is now fifty five(55) since the beginning of the Lockdown. 

Valuable equipment and school nutrition groceries were stolen during the burglaries.

“It seems that these criminals are not bothered and they don’t have a sense on the damage they are causing to the future of our children and our Country because without education, we are doomed, the future is bleak. Indeed the coarseness behavior of these criminals is annoying and they must be apprehended and face the law. 

This is to reiterate our plea for protection of our schools, and the community is encouraged to always report criminal activities in their areas to the law enforcement agencies for a swift response.” Said MEC Lesufi. 

For more information, contact the Gauteng Department of Education’s Spokesperson, Steve Mabona on 072 574 3860.

Issued by the Gauteng Department of Education

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