- Thugs broke into a school twice within 48 hours and stole personal protective equipment
- The PPE was meant to safeguard learners and teachers when schools reopen and the news enraged the community
- Residents and social media users urged government to employ security guards to deter criminals
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Another day, yet another school burglary.
MEC for education and youth development in Gauteng Lesufi Panyaza must be getting sick and tired of hearing of all the burglaries taking place at South African schools.
The latest one at Sikhulisile Primary School in Ekangala had South Africans wondering if anything is off limits for the unscrupulous thugs.
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Unbelievably, the school was broken into on two different occasions over the weekend and the thieves made off with the personal protective equipment (PPE).
The equipment was meant to protect learners and teachers from the coronavirus when schools reopen.
Panyaza shared photos of the damaged school property in a tweet via his handle Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi).
The tweet can be seen below:
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The news invoked the rage of South Africans and Briefly.co.za noted some of the feedback.
Son of the soil (@Isheunesu009) asked,
"Leadership, why not the department of education put security personnel at every school in your budget. This vandalism happens everyday throughout the country and cost you a lot to replace stolen items and renovate."
MaNxamalala (@kettyZuma) said,
"We hate progress, ai ai."
Ukhanki (@TboozeSA) asked,
"Strange enough they gonna sell these within community and yet no one will bother to inform cops."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that two schools will remain temporarily closed as staff members test positive for Covid-19 and all staff who came into contact with their infected colleagues are in self-isolation.
Parkvale Primary School in Valhalla Park, Bishop Lavis, and the Hague Primary School in Delft are being deep cleaned.
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