Lesufi slams 'attack' on officers at Eldorado Park school

File: Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.

File: Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has slammed the alleged attack on police officers at a school in Eldorado Park.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has condemned the alleged attack on two police officials at a school in Eldorado Park.

He says police should be able to do their job without being intimidated by learners.

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"I want to tell the learns that there is no single learner who is going to stop police doing their work," he said.

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"If we have to fight drugs, weapons and sexual abuse, we will need the police, I don't want my teachers to be police," Lesufi said.

It's alleged that the police officers were conducting a search as part of a school-based crime prevention programme on Thursday, when the learners allegedly assaulted them and smashed their cars.