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Two classrooms caught fire at MJ Mgidi secondary school in Soshanguve

The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that parts of MJ Mgidi Secondary School in Soshanguve caught fire on Wednesday, 6 October 2021.

According to Gauteng Education spokesperson Steve Mabonasays reports at their disposal state that two mobile classrooms at the school are alleged to have caught fire during Wednesday night. 

“Further reports reveal that some classroom furniture was burned to ashes as a result of the fire outbreak,” said Mabona.

Mabona said firefighters rushed to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire before it could cause more damage to the school property. “The cost of damage is currently under evaluation and has not been determined yet.”

He said the police are still investigating the incident.

“Police officials are investigating the circumstances which led to this incident, however, we can confirm that no one was harmed when this incident occurred,” he added.

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