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Horror as another WC learner snatched

30 August 2018 8:49 AM
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Western Cape Education Department WCED
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Education MEC Debbie Schaefer

The WCED has called for immediate intervention by the police after a learner was abducted in the Southern Suburbs.

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says it is ridiculous that learners cannot walk to and from school without becoming victims of crime.

Schafer's comments follow an incident in which a Grade 9 learner was abducted from a school in the Southern Suburbs last week.

The learner says men driving around in a white BMW forced her into the car, kept her captive for several hours and sexually assaulted her.

Read: WCED 'extremely concerned' by recent child abductions in Cape Town

We now need a plan from the police... this is crazy that we have people who cannot simply walk the streets without becoming victims of crime, we need answers.

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

Schafer says she has met with the police and they are conducting investigations on the case as a matter of urgency.

She says they have also communicated with parents in terms of measures they can take to keep children safe.

We have, as the Education Department, sent out a circular to the schools just informing them that they need to be more aware and heightening the processes and security mechanisms.

Debbie Schäfer, Western Cape Education MEC

To hear the rest of the conversation with Debbie Schafer, listen below:


30 August 2018 8:49 AM
Tags:
Western Cape Education Department WCED
School learners
Education MEC Debbie Schaefer

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