MEC Lesufi says thieves who broke into Soweto school must be taught a lesson

By Chanice Jennike - 07 October 2019Views : 363

Following a break-in at a school in Soweto where over R3 million worth of equipment was stolen, Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi said that the suspects need to be "taught a lesson they will never forget". 

Esithebeni Primary School was broken into on Friday night. Office computers, computer lab equipment and learner’s smart boards were stolen.

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TimesLIVE reported that Lesufi hinted that the break-in may have been an inside job.

"The school is heavily secured. There was no way they could enter through the door, windows or the roof. So the people who did it knew exactly what they were doing as they targeted a small portion of the wall which was not secured,” he said. 

He said that drastic steps need to be taken against the suspects. 

"We must teach them a lesson they will never forget." 

Gauteng police are investigating the matter.