MEC Lesufi 'heartbroken' after R3 million worth of equipment stolen from Soweto school

By Chanice Jennike - 06 October 2019Views : 389


Provincial Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has been left devastated after over R3 million worth of equipment was stolen at Esithebeni Primary School in Soweto.

The school was broken into on Friday night. 

Office computers, computer lab equipment and learner’s smart boards were stolen. 

"For someone to come in and do these things in our primary schools breaks our heart," Lesufi said. 

The MEC said that the break-in occurred at a crucial time as the learners are preparing for exams. 

"We are honestly emotionally drained and devasted, it’s a huge investment. But we are here with the police and community leaders and are convening a community meeting. The community must tell us who did this."