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Gauteng cops make breakthrough after Tsakane school robbery

The robbers were handcuffed at a store in the Johannesburg CBD where the stolen items were being sold.

A bird's eye view of Menzi Primary School in Ekurhuleni. Picture: @GPDID/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng police have made a breakthrough in this week’s robbery of a newly built smart school in Tsakane, Ekurhuleni, arresting 4 suspects.

The robbers were handcuffed at a store in the Johannesburg CBD, where the stolen items were being sold.

Police have now recovered some of the devices, including tablets and laptops.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says, “We left the police to conclude their questioning of the suspects and we believe it’s still a crime scene. Some of the devices that we identified belong to Menzi Primary School.”

At the same time, National Police commissioner Khehla Sithole has welcomed the arrests of four suspected robbers in connection with this week's robbery at the school.

His spokesperson Brenda Muridili says, “The suspects will be appearing in court on Monday and his message is that we should not allow lawlessness as these people that have been arrested are robbing our learners and children in our communities of proper education. We need education in order to be developed.”

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