The Basic Education Minister is calling for an amendment in legislation to ensure those who destroy schools receive harsh sentences.
Angie Motshekga is appealing to members of the public to not to protect those responsible.
The first appeal is to communities. These school are in communities where people know who burnt the schools.— Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister
It's more than just the money issue, it's bigger than that. It's a generational issue. You just don't touch public property.— Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister
When I grew up, if you touched government property, the minimum was 15 years [in jail] because the impact of destroying public property which belongs to thousands of people.— Angie Motshekga, Basic Education Minister
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