Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said in a statement that the academic year has started on a bad note.
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."
Gauteng Premier David Makhura made this announcement during his State Of The Province address on Tuesday.
They will have new equipment and uniforms.
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.