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Books, stationery burnt at Limpopo school

2012-01-18 17:53

Johannesburg - Books and stationery were burnt in a suspected arson attack at a high school in Matlala on Wednesday morning, Limpopo police said.

"We really don't know yet if it was pupils, teachers or someone else who burnt the supplies - we are investigating," said Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba.

The materials were burnt early in the morning in the staff room of BK Matlala High School causing estimated damage of R60 000.

No arrests had been made by noon.

No-one had been arrested for a similar crime at the school on opening day last year, where R360 000 worth of damage was caused by a fire in the library.

Ramatseba urged anyone with information on these crimes to contact the police.

The Limpopo education department could not immediately comment.

Comments
  • Herman - 2012-01-18 18:16

    1970's and 80's all over again.......hope not

  • colin.dovey - 2012-01-18 18:17

    Teachers burning their learning materials......?

      casabanderas - 2012-01-18 18:32

      Learners burning their teaching material......?

      Sharon - 2012-01-18 18:52

      This article made me literally foam at the mouth!! Bloody hell, who wants these students to remain illiterate???? Surely anyone with half a brain would realise that the damage caused here is not just books, and not just stationery, its the loss of knowledge to the children that really irks me. Was it a pupil cutting off his / her nose to spite their face? Was it a teacher who shouldn't be in the profession in the first place? I can't get my head around this!

  • Lordwick - 2012-01-18 18:19

    No,they should have burnt local mayor's office instead to revolt against this ANC.

      casabanderas - 2012-01-18 18:32

      ....or perhaps the local mayor!

  • Rodney - 2012-01-18 18:25

    How much of it was removed before the fire to be sold elsewhere then claim new books.

  • Mantsho - 2012-01-18 18:30

    I think this Limpopo is too much problems, everyday on the news about something, by the way isn't this place Julius Malema's home.?

  • casabanderas - 2012-01-18 18:34

    Great news for those who sell school books and stationery. Maybe the cops should look here?

  • braamc - 2012-01-18 18:48

    Burn it, move to the next, just don't ask any of the R20b stolen from your ANC cadres

  • Bernard - 2012-01-18 18:53

    Spare a thought for innocent and underprivileged children - the poor always get poorer hey - that is shocking news - we in SA do not want or need this

  • Newsreader - 2012-01-18 19:12

    Cant cook wont cook.... cant learn wont learn......

  • MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-01-18 20:25

    They stupid enough by failing to understand that education is the main key to success. This province must be tough on enforcing law and discipline, just worried about public funds spend so unreasonable to replace "the so called burnt books", R60 000 down the drain.

  • Andrew - 2012-01-19 06:53

    The problem here is that the tax payers will have to cough up again to replace the books. These idiots are not capable of understanding the need for education to improve their life style.

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