How the Bonteheuwel community managed to curb violence in schools

Bonteheuwel Councillor Angus Mc Kenzie from Ward 50 in Bonteheuwel says they have come up with a working strategy to keep school children safe in an area that is crime ridden. This following a 19-year-old learner who was fatally stabbed outside Eerste River Secondary School on Tuesday.

McKenzie says they have unemployed parents in the area volunteering to walk children to school. Now the parents also take turns in spending time on the school premises during break time to ensure children's safety.

The most important thing for us was to ensure that our children are getting to school safely, are safe at school and get home safely.

Councillor Angus Mc Kenzie from Ward 50 in Bonteheuwel

We've had no incidences since August... this has worked out extremely well

Councillor Angus Mc Kenzie from Ward 50 in Bonteheuwel

According to McKenzie the results of this strategy is seen in the highly motivated learners and staff because the school has become a safe environment for learning.

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