- A primary school in Tembisa was recently broken into and the news spread via social media
- MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi indicated that it was one of many burglaries in the Gauteng province
- South Africans were upset that the criminals targeted primary schools and that the community did not take decisive action
Reagile Primary School in Tembisa was recently broken into and thugs made away with contents within a safe, as well as computer equipment.
MEC for Education and Youth Development Panyaza Lesufi broke the news via Twitter and included photos of the disturbing aftermath.
Based on the pics, Briefly.co.za gathered that the criminals utilised a grinder to cut into the roof and gain access.
Lesufi's tweet alluded to a spate of burglaries across Gauteng and Briefly.co.za previously reported on the destruction of a primary school by protesters.
Understandably, South Africans were alarmed to hear of the sad news. Many called on the community to unite and to assist police to track down the thugs.
Others were disillusioned that the robbers would disadvantage young learners for their own personal gain.
Mathanda (@MathandaNcube) was lost for words:
"I am defeated."
Lover of life (@butiful_flower) is looking for answers:
"I find it hard to believe that each time a schools gets robbed, no one sees a thing. No one knows what happened."
#BlackSoilGroup (@iamkay_n) asked a pertinent question:
"Why are we doing this to our own children?! I'm defeated."
Ma-Bank-Book (@mama_mzamo) shared an interesting perspective:
"Our babies' future guys... don’t buy any of the stuff please, we know who’s doing all this but because Ke re batho ba kasi we won’t say right? Mxm."
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