Western Cape MEC of the Department of
Education Donald Grant on Wednesday said he is angered by incidents of
vandalism and burglary at schools in the province.
MEC Grant said during recent autumn school
holidays there were nine incidents of burglary and vandalism and in the same
period last year there were five. Metal such as copper are the main target in
all the nine cases reported.
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronagh Casey said
the WCED can try to guard schools with additional security measures but we
cannot win the fight against burglary and vandalism without community support.
Casey said we therefore need community
support in not only reporting suspicious behaviour and in around our schools to
the police but by also reporting illegal metal traders to the police or the
local authorities such as the City of Cape Town Copper head Unit
“If our communities work together in
reporting the illegal trade or theft of metal we will ultimately reduce school
burglary and vandalism” Casey added.
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