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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is devastated by the loss the department is losing during this tough times when the government is trying to go head-on with the deadly Covid-19.
In a media statement by the department, Minister Motshekga said as the department, they come to learn about 183 schools that have suffered huge vandalism nation wide.
Most of which are from Mpumalanga.
The minister said they have three schools that were broken into in the last 24 hours in KwaZulu Natal where expensive learning equipment was stolen.
She has also went on to condemn the act and called on the law enforcement agencies to act swiftly and make perpetrators are brought to book.
“It is quite disheartening that criminal elements in our communities could destroy the infrastructure of their own children with the apparent impunity. I am in constant touch with Minister of Police, and with the assistance of the State Intelligence Forces, we are following leads to the immediate arrest and prosecution of every criminal responsible” she said.
She also called on community members to help police catch the perpetrators to bring them to book.
Mpumalanga had 72 schools that were broken into and vandalised while Gauteng had 55, North West 7 and KZN 2.