- The EFF leader called on social media to help bring the perpetrators to justice
- The criminals are alleged to have broken into the new Menzi Primary School and stolen educational equipment
- The school was intended to uplift education in the Tsakane community
Julius Malema has called on police to find the criminals responsible for a recent break-in at Menzi Primary School.
The multi-million rand, state-of-the-art school was recently handed over to the Tsakanae community and officially opened its doors last week. It is alleged that early in the morning on 15 January criminals broke into the school and tied up two security guards before stealing electronic equipment.
The burglars are reported to have stolen computers, data projectors and 185 tablets that were meant to be used by learners. There was evidence of forced entry around the IT and administrative sections of the building, where the bulk of the equipment was stored.
Guateng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi criticized the incident and said that the education department would work closely with police to bring the criminals to justice and prevent a repeat of the incident. The Department of Education also called on the community to help police in apprehending the perpetrators.
"These are educational facilities, aimed at enhancing the quality of education and life of children in the township. We are extremely disappointed that criminals can disrupt the education of learners in this community," Lesufi said.
Malema caused a stir on Twitter when he retweeted Lesufi's post regarding the break-in.
"Let's find these thugs," Malema said.
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