Outrage after Bonteheuwel school burgled and torched

Burglars broke into Cedar Primary School’s admin block at the weekend and set the building alight.

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CAPE TOWN - The Bonteheuwel Joint Peace Forum (CPF) on Monday expressed outrage after a school was burgled and torched.

Burglars broke into Cedar Primary School's admin block at the weekend and set the building alight.

The forum's Judy Kennedy said, "We are obviously gutted by what happened. I think this has gone way too far and I think this is not just an attack on the school but on the community. It's an attack on our future."

ANTI-CRIME EFFORTS PAY OFF

At the same time, police efforts to combat crime in some of the Mother City's most gang-stricken communities are paying off following the arrest of more than 300 people this week.

Officers conducted operations in Nyanga, Athlone and Manenberg, among other areas.

Liquor and drugs, including tik, heroine and mandrax were confiscated.

Authorities also seized 10 stolen vehicles and five firearms.

Twenty-six wanted suspects were tracked down and taken into custody. Raids were also carried out on illegal shebeens.

More than 700 litres of booze was confiscated.

With the Easter weekend approaching, traffic authorities are also bolstering their efforts to curb road fatalities.

This past weekend saw more than a dozen people dying on the Cape roads in various collisions.