THIEVES TARGET Tholinhlanhla Primary School

2019-08-14 06:00

TEACHERS and pupils from Tholinhlanhla Primary School are fearing for their lives after a gang of unknown suspects broke into the school and stole 12 chairs from the classrooms at the weekend.

According to teachers, who are not authorised to talk to the press, the school has been broken into several times in the past, and equipment has been stolen from the school before.

It is alleged that the suspects are selling the chairs to the community of eNhlalakahle. Six of the 12 chairs that had been stolen were recovered near the school after one of the suspects was spotted selling them to residents in the township.

“When he [the suspect] was reprimanded, he ran away and left the chairs near the school. The other six chairs are still missing. Pupils were sitting on top of the tables on Wednesday morning [August 7] because they did not have chairs,” a source said.

Teachers said there have been numerous break-ins and vandalism at the school in the past.

“Some time ago, suspects broke into the school and walked away with the attire that pupils wear during our arts and culture activities.

“All the incidents were reported to the Greytown SAPS. The suspects were arrested, but released due to a lack of evidence,” the source said. Attempts to get a comment from Greytown SAPS were unsuccessful at the time of going to press.


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