Mpumalanga police are calling on the public to come forward with any information which might lead to the arrest of those behind the torching of two schools in Siyabuswa.
Two schools, Siyathokoza Senior Secondary School and the Thabana Senior Phase School, were torched on Saturday reportedly by some sections of the community dissatisfied with issues surrounding recent by-elections held in the area.
Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has called on the community to refrain from destroying property whenever they are disillusioned with something.
He pleaded with members of the community to refrain from violence, the destruction of property and infrastructure, let alone schools whenever having a dissatisfaction or complaint.
"On Monday a number of learners will not have access to classes thereby causing a disturbance to their academic program and their future. A society that does not take care of its children is a doomed society," said Zuma.
Police have opened cases of arson for investigation and are appealing to anyone who may be able to assist police in their investigation to contact Detective Colonel Kgobeng Magakwe 082 302 6621 or the SAPS Crime Stop number, 08600 10111.
Source: South African Government News Agency