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Schools Not Safe Anymore As Teachers Robbed At Gunpoint In Randfontein

Gauteng MEC for education, Panyaza Lesufi said he is concerned about the security in schools after teachers at Phokompe High School in Randfontein were robbed at gun point.

Two men allegedly gained entry into the school premises under the false pretence that they had a scheduled meeting with the principal of the school.

It was only when they had gained entry that they held several teachers including the principal whom they had claimed to have a scheduled meeting with at hostage.

Personally items such as laptops, Jewellery, cellphones and money were also taken away from the teachers and the principal.

The robbers managed to flee with the loot and the the teachers were unharmed.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi slammed the robbery of several staff members at AB Phokompe High School in Randfontein and said it's an act of cowardice to target schools for robbery.

"We condemn this cowardly act of targeting our schools by criminal elements in our communities. We call on the Randfontein community to assist the police in bringing those responsible to book," said Panyaza.

He further adds that those responsible must be brought to justice.

This incident however left many parents in shaken and argued that schools are not safe anymore.

"Schools are not safe, school properties get destroyed and stolen but DBE does nothing to secure public property. now that thugs have nothing to steal educators becomes targets," some parents fumed.

"Just imagine this happens at school and it means our children and educators are not safe anymore these days,"


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Gauteng Education MEC Gauteng MEC Panyaza Panyaza Lesufi Randfontein


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