More schools torched in Mpumalanga

More schools torched in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Provincial Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has condemned the torching of four schools in Marite over the past month.

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Police spokesperson Gerald Sedibe says police in Calcutta received a report around midnight that Kwanang Primary School in Madras was on fire.

"They summoned the Bushbuckridge fire fighters. The team managed to extinguish the fire that gutted an office and two classrooms," says Sedibe.

Sedibe says they received another report that Rindzani High School was engulfed by flames whilst they were still busy at the first scene. 

"When the team arrived at the scene, they found that the staff room was on fire. A preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that a group of about 15 people were spotted entering the school and they left the staff room burning," says Sedibe.

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Bakutsoe High was set alight during a violent a protest on 15 March 2017, followed by Lamulelani High, which was torched over the weekend. 

"In all the four incidents no one has been arrested yet and police are investigating cases of arson," says Sedibe.

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