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 Vandalization of School Property in Kwa Thema

Community Alerts/ Qedusizi Masina/Ekurhuleni/31 May 2017

Sechaba Primary school is one of the schools that were vandalized and it has become a big hazard for the safety of our children. Sechaba P. School is based in Kwa Thema which is situated in the East of Johannesburg in Ekurhuleni Municipality. In 2014 the school yard of Sechaba P School was left open without being secured and the school took it in to consideration to contact the department of Education to say they want the school field to be secured and it was done.

Three years later the security fence around school field was being stolen day by day, this has lead to a development of a dumping site on the side walk of the school  by residents near the school because of the refuse not being collected as per a weekly schedule by the municipality.

This activity is a big hazard on Sechaba P.School children as it might end up with children abduction and health problems because of the dumping happening each and every day. Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation is looking forth to interacting with the school principal on this issue to say what action has the school taken to see through this problem and having to engage with the municipality about the dumping happening with refuse collection schedule for residents. Hope this issue will make the municipality to take responsibility on the issues of service delivery for the best interest of our schools and children in large in our community. By Qedusizi Masina