Tebogo Msimanga |
While Matriculants around the Country are preparing to write final examinations in November, four schools at Moruleng, north of Rustenburg were torched on Thursday.
North West Education Department spokesperson Elias Malindi said although the cause for the torching of school property is not yet established, it is noted that an office at Manamakgotha Secondary, a structure used for assembly together with 200 chairs, five desks, staff room, five classrooms and administration office were partially burnt.
“ At Raphurele Secondary in Welgevaal village, attempt was made to burn classrooms, in Moruleng, two classrooms’ doors were partially burnt and at Dikwepi Primary School two classrooms were completely torched while and one was partly burnt. “
North West Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela condemned this with the strongest terms. “Those who burnt the schools are savagely cruel. We plead with the community to work with the police in exposing these criminals and they should be found” said Matsemela. The cost of the damaged property is being evaluated.
A police case is opened and no one has been arrests as yet.