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WC Education Dept unhappy with cops’ search & seizure operation

Operation Search and Seizure is aimed at addressing crime & gangsterism in 'problematic' schools.

Western Cape Education's first 'Search and Seizure' operation has been described as a flop but the police have blamed the department. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education has taken issue with the way in which police handled a search and seizure operation at Fezeka Secondary School in Gugulethu.

The operation was almost cancelled when school management claimed they did not know MEC Debbie Schafer would be visiting.

Operation Search and Seizure is aimed at addressing crime and gangsterism in so-called problematic schools.

Police appeared to have arrested two boys who were in possession of knives.

It later emerged police led the boys in a police van to "put up a show" for the media.

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