Police Minister Bheki Cele has raised concerns about violence in schools. Schools are becoming increasingly violent and unsafe spaces with a series of recent unsettling events transpiring in schools across the country in 2019.
“We are worried about the situation that is happening in schools, sometimes outside school as it happened in Limpopo. When you begin to arrests 13-year-olds, it must be really worrying. Where are the parents… where are social development structures?… as the South African police we are trying to have a serious outreach to the young people of South Africa, hence we are having a school safety programme”, said Police Minister Bheki Cele.
“Personally I have held several meetings with the National Minister of Basic Education on how do we think we can do things… this is a matter that worries all of us and this is a matter we must respond to”, Cele added.
What are communities doing as violent crime and attacks intensify?… and with limited resources… are school’s looking elsewhere for assistance in safeguarding pupils?