Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
13 Jan 2022
6:15 am

Vereeniging parents set up policing forum to protect R95m school

Reitumetse Makwea

57 schools in Gauteng vandalised over past two months, says department of education.

Setlabotjha Primary School Grade 1 class in Sebokeng, 12 January 2022. Gauteng Provincial Government Premier David Makhura, MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi and MEC for Infrastructure Development, Tasneem Motara lead back-to-school activities with the official hand over of Setlabotjha Primary School, in Sebokeng. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Parents in Sebokeng near Vereeniging on Wednesday vowed to protect the R95-million refurbished Setlabotjha Primary School after the department of basic education’s announcement that 57 schools in Gauteng were vandalised over the past two months. Department of infrastructure and development MEC Tasneem Motara officially handed over the primary school to Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Gauteng premier David Makhura as pupils in inland provinces returned for the new academic year. However, due to the high rate of school vandalism in Gauteng, parent Mmalesego Chauke said the community started a local community policing forum to protect the refurbished facility and...