SANCO calls for an intensified effort to root out violence in schools

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The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West on Friday called for an intensified effort to root out gangsterism and violence in schools. This follows violent confrontation among learners captured on video doing rounds on social media and the subsequent arrest of a Wolmanstad learner who reportedly chased others with his father’s firearm.

SANCO Provincial Chairperson Paul Sebegoe said while united action is crucial to stamp out the culture of violence in schools, instituting a zero-tolerance policy is an important prevention strategy that should be maintained.

“We urge authorities to review the dysfunctional adopt-a-cop programme in favour of a broader and sustainable intervention that is inclusive of external crime prevention structures and community patrollers to ensure that factors emanating outside schools like drugs are also addressed,” remarked Sebegoe.

According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Sabata Mokwaabone, though no shots were fired, two cases of assault with intent to do Grievous Bodily Harm(GBH) and one of assault common were subsequently opened in the aftermath of the incident that occurred on Wednesday,7 September 2022.  

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