Torching of schools condemned

Mpumalanga police have condemned the burning of schools in the area. Picture: SAPS

Mpumalanga police have opened an inquest docket following the burning of schools in Siyabuswa.

Two schools, Siyathokoza Senior Secondary School and Thabana Senior Phase School, which held byelections in the area were torched, allegedly as a result of dissatisfaction with the outcome of the by-elections on Saturday.

Mpumalanga Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has called on the community to refrain from destroying property whenever they are disillusioned with something.

“On Monday a number of learners will not have access to classes thereby causing a disturbance to their academic program and their future. A society that does not take care of its children is a doomed society”, Zuma said.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Colonel Kgobeng Magakwe on 082 302 6621 or Crime Stop on 080010 111.

Meanwhile, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on the amendment of the laws in order to ensure that those who vandalise school property to receive harsher sanctions

-Afro Voice Reporter