The North West Department of Education is shocked by a fire incident at Mamusa Primary School in Ipelegeng Township near Sweizer – Reneke, which gutted a mobile classroom down on Sunday afternoon, 20 March 2022.
The fire has destroyed the mobile classroom, desks and chairs, textbooks and work books. The damages are estimated at almost R180 000
Fire fighters were called to the scene and the cause of the fire is unknown yet as investigations continue.
The MEC for Education, Mmaphefo Matsemela strongly condemned the burning of the mobile classroom saying they are mandated to protect the right to education for all learners by providing them with resources and wished the law to take its cause against those behind this incident.
North West Edit spokesperson Elias Malindi says that there was one mobile classroom at the school which has been used as a store room and during the reopening of schools it will be used as a replacement.
A case of arson has been opened with the local police.