- MEC for Education in Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi thanked a local community for catching a thief
- Lesufi shared the news on Twitter with an image of the alleged thief and the items he had stolen
- Lesufi also thanked the South African Police Services and urged communities to "squeeze" criminals out
South African politician Panyaza Lesufi thanked the community of Tembisa for working together to catch a criminal. The Gauteng Education MEC shared images of the alleged criminal with items he had stolen.
He stated that the thief was caught in the act of stealing before saying: "Let’s squeeze them out of our communities."
Lesufi shared the news through a post on Twitter. South African Twitter users seemed to be quite impressed by the Tembisa community for weeding out a bad apple. With all the happy responses, there were others regarding prison time and rehabilitation of the thief.
Take a look at Lesufi's tweet below:
These are just a few of the responses left by SA tweeps:
"The problem is they always come back from prison strong."
"But he's still gonna eat our tax in jail, study if he wants and get out with a degree. Jail must be for punishment and nothing else."
"Sir as the department of Education why don't you hire security companies to look for our schools or amend a clause which relates to the safety of the schools because across the country we have been experiencing these criminal activities in our schools because they are not safe."
"Let him rot in jail because his greed has disadvantaged and inconvenienced a lot of learners. They must also check whether he was involved in other robberies."
In other SA politics news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Mbuyiseni Ndlozi praising a graduate for standing up for the EFF. Ndlozi recently took to Twitter to celebrate the graduation of a young South African EFF supporter, Olwethu.
According to the post, the same young man had once been criticized for openly supporting the party while he was still in high school. The post features pictures of the student alongside other students holding up a poster that reads "EFF our last hope of getting the land back."
The caption also explains that the then high school student was chastised for his political views.
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