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21 WC schools vandalised during the winter holiday break

Incidents of burglary and vandalism during the winter school holiday break are being investigated at 21 schools.

The figure has increased from the previous year when 18 schools reported incidents of vandalism during the same period.

Jessica Shelver, Provincial Education spokesperson says that some schools reported these incidences on more than one occasion bringing the number of incidences to 30.

Fences are a huge target, ablution facilities as well. Perpetrators break in and steal copper pipes, system flash mechanism and they also steal electric wiring. Most recently our School of Skills have been a target where they are looking at stealing food.

Jessica Shelver, Provincial Education Spokesperson

Shelver says a cost analysis amounting to R500 000 has been done on half of the schools. She says the cost could likely be in the millions once all the expenses have been calculated.

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