Eighteen WC schools burgled or vandalised during Easter holidays

Eighteen schools in the Western Cape reported incidents of theft and vandalism, during the Easter holiday. This is the same number of schools that was affected during the same period in 2022.


The Western Cape’s Education MEC, David Maynier, said criminals stole a variety of items ranging from piping and fencing, to stationery and sports equipment.

‘’We provided 457 of our schools with subsidies forsecurity guards during the holiday, but this does not make schools immune to crime. The best defence for our schools remains an involved community that keeps a close eye on their local school.’’

Maynier urged community members to report any suspicious acivities to local authorities, to SAPS or the Safe Schools hotline on 0800 45 46 47.

‘’[This] can make all the difference in apprehending the perpetrators and recovering stolen property. If you see something, speak up. There must be no place where the criminals targeting our schools can hide,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape’s Education MEC.


Done By: Mitchum George


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