Lesufi says patrollers at schools will bring stability

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement that the academic year has started on a bad note.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement that the academic year has started on a bad note.

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JOHANNESBURG - Provincial Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has welcomed the planned deployment of 400 community safety patrollers to Gauteng schools.

Lesufi says the patrollers will bring much-needed stability.

"They will have new equipment and new uniforms so they will be easily identifiable. They have also been given drones and high powered vehicles."

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura made this announcement during his State Of The Province address on Tuesday.

They will have new equipment and uniforms.

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This comes as violence and kidnapping of pupils in Gauteng surge.

In the latest case, a Queen's High pupil was kidnapped on Monday and another Grade 8 pupil at Lantern School for learners with special needs was reported missing.

Gauteng Premier David Makhua has announced that 400 community safety patrollers will be deployed to schools. Courtesy #DStv403

Both cases are under investigation.

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The Gauteng Education department is appealing to people with information to come forward.

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