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sadtu90News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) is "deeply concerned" about a spate of robberies at Cape Town schools over the past month.  

Sadtu Western Cape secretary Jonovan Rustin said schools were supposed to be a place of safety, but at the moment teachers felt as though they were "sitting ducks", waiting to become the next targets.  Meanwhile, the Western Cape education department has offered a R10,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of perpetrators.  Five schools have been hit since 16 May.  In the latest incident on Monday morning, three teachers from ACJ Phakade Primary School in Nomzamo, Strand, were hijacked at gunpoint as they arrived at school.  Police Minister Bheki Cele gave the assurance that police were investigating the robberies.  He called for visible policing outside schools, particularly during winter mornings when pupils and teachers arrived in the dark.  Paul Colditz, CEO of the Federation of Governing Bodies of SA Schools, said they were worried that schools were being targeted.

  • Read this report by Jenni Evans in full at News24

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