Two more suspects have been arrested for Gauteng school torchings and Burglaries, the Gauteng Education Department on Thursday said at least 12 more schools were looted as police put their efforts to arrest more suspects.
The department said two more culprits in connection with the recent series of looting at schools across the province were apprehended.
It’s said that the suspects were caught in possession of suspected stolen property connected to break-ins in Katlehong and Sebokeng.
The department said while police had worked rapidly to catch the suspects, school robbery was still on the rise with a total of 67 school break-ins since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown.
“Indeed, we are delighted and indebted to the police for sterling work in arresting these recalcitrants, who are persistent to disregard regulations enforced during this critical moment of lockdown, we don’t understand where do they find time to commit these crimes because everyone should be at home,” said MEC Panyaza Lesufi in a statement.
“We wish that these criminals will rot in jail. We will not get tired to encourage members of our communities to continue to alert the police about criminals who torment our schools,” he added.