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gunThe Star reports that a Soweto school has been left shaken after robbers out to steal its smart boards shot dead a security guard.  Madibane Comprehensive High School principal Lehlohonolo Molefe said the incident took place on Thursday.  

The patroller was shot dead while his two colleagues were tied up in a classroom.  “The smart boards (interactive whiteboards) are important and we want them, but I wish they came with better security.  The worst thing is that it’s not like he was trying to fight them.  They came into the school and shot him,” Molefe stated.  She talked about the stress of having the smart boards in her school.  “It is very stressful.  You can ask any principal and they will tell you how much they worry because of them.  When I don’t get a call by 6.30am I get relieved that there was no robbery,” she said.  Three smart boards were stolen from the school.  This is not the first time the school has been broken into this year.  South district has had the most stolen smart boards, at 35, followed by Joburg Central at 19 and Joburg South at 17.

  • Read this report by Tebogo Monama in full at The Star

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