- Panyaza Lesufi shared photos of the Soshanguve Secondary School after it was set on fire
- Lesufi revealed it is the fourth school that they "lost" this week alone
- South Africans were shocked and heart-broken over the images
Panyaza Lesufi took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to share photos of the Soshanguve Secondary School after it was torched this week.
The Gauteng MEC of education revealed it is the fourth school they had lost in the past several days.
He captioned the post:
"This morning it’s Soshanguve Secondary School. We lost four schools in a week."
According to The Sowetan, 21 Gauteng school have either been broken into or set on fire since the start of the lockdown.
“We are actually on day 12 of the lockdown. One ponders how the picture will look after this period,” he said.
Take a look at his post below:
The post received a lot of attention from South Africans who were concerned over the state of the country - which has been in lockdown.
Glenda Perumal, who goes by the Twitter handle @pumpkinangel09, commented:
"This is truly sad what's happening here in a time where we need unity in our country."
John Mphatsoe, @JohnMphatsoe, added:
"These are acts of sabotage. Minister @RonaldLamola destruction of state property should be classified as treason. If we have to reclassify some crimes like in the apartheid regime let it be. Change the laws so that people could be deterred."
Meanwhile, in other news, Briefly.co.za reported President Cyril Ramaphosa has placed Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on two months' special leave.
This comes after the minister allegedly violated lockdown regulations to dine with friends. One of these months will be unpaid leave, according to the Presidency.
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