Basic Education Records Over 400 School Vandalism Since Lockdown

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Intelligence and law enforcement agencies seems to have their hands full trying to enforce lockdown regulations as we have number school vandalism rapidly growing since the commence of lockdown in March.

The Minister of Department Basic Education has expressed shock and disappointment in the manner in which criminals could go to an extend of destroying infrastructure that would be a great investment to our country.

Pleading with the police to apprehend the perpetrators involved in school vandalism, Minister Angie Motshekga also pointed a finger at the community at large asking where are they when the future of their children is up inflames at the time when the world is going through tough times.

The minister pleaded with the community at large to work with law enforcement agencies to help apprehend the perpetrators involved in these acts.

A week ago the department had reported that they have recorded about 183 schools that were vandalised nation wide since the commence of lockdown, many of which were burned down to ashes.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi had said to another media house a week that although they are not certain but they suspect that this is just a criminal syndicate that seeks to frustrate the government and bankrupt it.

He also that added that looking at most of the schools that were burned down in Tshwane, Soshanguve especially, the fire always starts at the admin offices where most of the important information is stored.

To date the department has recorded about 424 public schools that have been vandalised nation wide since the commence of lockdown.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said last week that the police have managed to arrest 54 suspects already and they are still continuing with further investigations.

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