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Greenwood Park school vandalised for third time

The school was scheduled to re-open its doors in February.

A GREENWOOD Park school has been vandalised for the third time and has left the prinicpal and local resident, Lee Ellis, heartbroken.

In December, community members rallied around the Greenwood Park Educare Centre, which is both a daycare and a pre-primary that is situated on Park Station Road.

The school was vandalised in November and stripped bare over the course of two break-ins.

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Ellis said the third break-in occurred days after the new sinks and pipes were installed.

“I don’t even know what to say anymore. Everything that was replaced was vandalised and they even stole a new sink that was put in for the learners. At this point in time I don’t even know where to turn. I’m traumatised and heartbroken by this whole series of break-ins and wanton vandalism,” Ellis said.

Bobby Maharajh, the ward counicllor for the area, also expressed his disappointment over the incident.

“As a former educator, to see a school go through this is horrible. It is malicious damage to property. I have been in touch with members of eThekwini Parks Department over the bush behind the school and the lane connecting Cheron Road and Park Station Road. I’ve been in touch with Lee over the incident and it is clear she is heartbroken,” he said.




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