The DA in Gauteng condemns the vandalism of school infrastructure and theft of tablet PCs at Azara Secondary school in Lenasia.
During a recent oversight visit to the school I was informed that the tablets were stolen during the past weekend. It is alleged that two security patrollers failed to report for duty when the incident occurred.
During my visit, I observed the poor state of the school infrastructure, such as broken windows, doors and ceilings – all of which provide easy access to school property and pose a serious safety risk.
We call on Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to investigate the theft of the tablets, and to establish whether there was any link between the theft and the absence of security personnel.
The DA has submitted written questions to MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane to establish the role the police are playing to protect our schools, as well as to MEC Lesufi to establish the number of tablets stolen and recovered to date.
The DA believes that the MEC must ensure strong partnership with Community Safety to protect school facilities and infrastructure.
Khume Ramulifho MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education
082 398 7375