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Concern over damage to KZN schools following violence

Save the Children is calling for an end to the violence and looting of schools.

In KwaZulu-Natal over thirty schools, nine of which are supported by the organization, have been damaged during the looting.

The organization’s CEO, Steve Miller says the levels of vandalism at schools is concerning.

“Schools are soft targets and that’s why you referred to it earlier, almost 2,000 schools have been vandalized in some shape or form over the past year during Covid-19,” he said.

“What we are seeing right now, we are still gathering information. The Department of Basic Education is in the field and they are going to make a proper determination but what we do know from Naptosa is up to 35 schools within two districts in KZN have been damaged and nine of those schools have been supported by Save the Children.”

This spike in violence comes just days after the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga announced that almost 2,000 schools were undergoing major repairs due to burglaries.

Source: eNCA

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Nokuzola Mlengana

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