MEC Motsumi tackles gangsterism in Vryburg school

MEC Motsumi tackles gangsterism in Vryburg school

The MEC for Education in the North West province Viola Motsumi has on Monday, 24 April 2023 visited John Frylinck Secondary School to nip the surge of gangsterism in the bud as allegations of gang violence swell at the school.

On Friday, the department received reports of school not running for two days due to learners carrying dangerous weapons to school with intentions to cause gang related crimes.

MEC Motsumi relayed a strong message of condemnation towards this barbaric act.

“We will not be bullied by learners in schools. No teacher or learner should be frightened coming to school because of certain learners who want to carry their wayward behaviour towards others. The democracy we have is to be enjoyed by all. No one is above law.

“From today, I have adopted this school, it needs proper support to be at a level that it is admirable. I have roped in our external stakeholders like the South African Police Services, ward councillors, and SGBs to adopt and frequent this school. Random
search and seizure will be the order of the day and gang leaders using our children should be brought to book”, Motsumi expressed.

Motsumi further encouraged cooperation among school management and avoid any divide as it wil impact on teaching and learning. She also thanked teachers for swiftly reporting these incidents to her office.

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