Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi Urges Tsakane Community To Help Find School Robbers

Panyaza Lesufi
FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged the community of Tsakane to work with police and track down the criminals who robbed a newly-built state of the art school in Ekurhuleni.

Less than a week after Menzi Primary School in Tsakane was officially opened, it was targeted on Tuesday.

Robbers broke into the school and made off with several valuables, including nearly 2,00 tablets, teacher laptops, a plasma TV and cash.

Lesufi says he is shocked and disappointed.

He’s challenged the community to find those responsible by the end of this week.

Department spokesperson Steve Mabona says: “If the community doesn’t assist us, we’d be left with no choice but to withdraw the expensive equipment that we’ve invested in the school.”