The Department of Community Safety, Security and Liaison conducted the third school safety operation in Nkomazi for the following schools: Sidlamafa and Lovunywa Secondary Schools as well as Mtfuntini Primary School.
Stakeholders: Department of Education, COGTA, Nkomazi Local Municipality, SAPS District Office and Public Order Policing.
Some of the challenges identified include bullying, smoking of dagga, carrying of illegal weapons particularly at Mtfuntini Primary School.
A tipoff was received from a learner who used to be a dagga smoker that a certain house where dagga allegedly sold to learners during the early hours of the morning.
The said house was visited and indeed, a plastic bag with dagga was found in the house.
The owner of the house was not found. It is believed that the owner may have ran when realizing the police where on their trail. The door was left open when the team arrived.
The police are gathering more information on this development.