Another school set alight and damaged in Malamulele

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Another school set alight and damaged in Malamulele

Arsonists have continued to target schools in the new Limpopo municipality of Malamulele, with yet another school being set alight and damaged in the early hours of Sunday morning at Mukhomi village near Malamulele.

Police received a report from members of the community at about 2.30am, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.

“Police received information in the early hours of this morning [Sunday] and on arrival, three classrooms and a staff room were on fire.”

The local fire brigade was summoned and the fire was extinguished. The motive for the incident was not known and no arrests had been made. A case of arson had been opened and fire investigators from the police forensic division in Pretoria were expected to visit the school to help with the investigation, Mojapelo said.

This was the second time the school had been torched within two years. In June last year, the mid-year examinations were disrupted when a fire destroyed exam papers and other school records. The school’s administration block and three storerooms were gutted by the fire. School furniture including laptop and other computers and materials were also burnt.

At least 24 schools in the Vuwani area have been destroyed or damaged by protesters demanding their own municipality instead of being included in the new municipality.

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