Two schools burnt down, others looted: KZN Education

Two schools burnt down, others looted: KZN Education

The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says at least two schools were burnt down in the province, while several others were looted and vandalised. 

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Lauren Beukes

The department's spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says they are still collating information on the affected schools. 

He says most of the schools targeted were in eThekwini. 

""The damaged vandalised looted schools, they are adding up to the burden in terms of ficus that is already depleted which is going to be a problem when we reopen schools."

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Mahlambi says the department's budget has been cut by R6.2 billion and there won't be enough money to start rebuilding. 

"This has happened throughout the province, since the start of the unrest on a daily basis we are getting a lot of information in the form of pictures school burning, school being vandalised. We are very much disappointed as the Department of Education."

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