- Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC, was devastated by the theft at a Sowetan school earlier this week
- The MEC has hinted that it's possible that the break-in that saw R3 million worth of equipment stolen, was an inside job
- He is determined to find the culprits and recover some of the stolen items
Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi says the theft at the Esithebeni Primary School in Zola, Soweto, is devastating and emotionally draining.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the school was broken into on Friday, 4 October, and technical equipment, including computers and tablets, worth about R3 million was stolen, according to TimesLIVE.
However, Lesufi is determined to catch the culprits.
"It’s emotionally draining. It’s devastating. But we can’t surrender the future of our children."
Now, Lesufi hinted that it's likely an inside job that saw 9 people raid the school and target its storage room.
"The school is heavily secured. There was no way they could enter through the door, windows or the roof. So the people who did it knew exactly what they were doing as they targeted a small portion of the wall which was not secured."
There is hope that the thieves will be captured and brought to justice soon.
"We remain hopeful. We hope the community will assist us and the police in getting those involved arrested or recovering some of these items."
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