Lesufi to visit Freedom Park School following learners allegedly attacking police

Panyaza Lesufi
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Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi is visiting Freedom Park Secondary school in Soweto after learners allegedly attacked police.

Police had gone to the school to search for drugs and dangerous weapons.  Learners allegedly started throwing stones at the police and members of the community.

Two police officers were injured and a police vehicle damaged in the process.

Three learners aged 15 have been detained for public violence. They will be released into the care of their parents until their appearance in court.

Another learner who’s 20 was arrested for possession of drugs and a dangerous weapon.

Gauteng Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona says, “Unfortunately our learners revolted and started behaving in a manner that is unacceptable, stoning the police and went to an extent of assaulting of the police officials and that led to some of the learners being arrested. Later some of them then marched to the police station demanding the release of their fellow learners. It was something which was really unheard off.”

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