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20 people arrested in connection with illegal schools operation

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, has led a delegation of department and law enforcement officials on Thursday in connection with bogus schools operating in Ivory Park.

20 people have been arrested so far and police closed down operations. The MEC visited two schools in Tembisa, with one running several branches in the area. The department has confirmed that the schools are operating illegally and learners have not been receiving adequate education. 

The police’s Bernard Matimulane said several people, including a principal, security guards and educators, had been arrested.

“We will be verifying whether they are in the country legally and the principal will also be charged with the security who are not registered. And they will hopefully appear in the Tembisa Magistrates Court tomorrow.”

With about two months left of the academic year, the department said it would find placements for the pupils.

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