Two pupils held after dagga found during north cops raid

The raid was part of the police’s efforts to restore law and order and ensured that learning and teaching takes place in a conducive place where both learners and teachers are and feel safe.

Two learners aged 17 and 21 were arrested during a raid at a school in Soshanguve on Friday.

Rietgat police spokesperson Captain Stephen Maluleka said the raid was part of the police’s efforts to restore law and order and ensure that learning and teaching took place in a conducive atmosphere where both learners and teachers could feel safe.

“The police station together with K9 unit, CPF, patrollers and youth desk, paid unannounced visits to Senthibele High School and Kondelelani Junior Secondary School,” said Maluleka.

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He said the two learners, one from each school, were allegedly arrested in possession of dagga.

The 21-year-old was charged, while the 17-year-old minor was released into his parents’ care.

“During the raid, we found a total of six knives, one screwdriver and a pair of scissors among the more than 2 200 learners from the two schools,” he said.

“We are very happy that the police paid us an unannounced visit to sweep bad apples from our school. Their visit is always welcome,” Kondelelani school principal Mandla Letjane said.

Visible policing head Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Bila echoed the principal’s sentiments and lauded his officers and the co-operation of the school.

“I would like to commend our members for keeping their eyes on the ball and making sure that we rid our schools of all wannabe criminals. We want to send a strong message that schools are for learning and teaching, not a place to peddle drugs,” said Bila.

CPF chairperson Molefe Tau congratulated all the stakeholders involved in the raid for making sure teachers and learners were safe all timed.

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“Keep up the good work, and thanks for availing yourselves for the benefit of our children and teachers,” said Tau.

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