Parliament’s portfolio committee on Basic Education says it is deeply concerned by gangsterism in Cape Town schools. The committee visited seven schools in the Cape Metropolitan area yesterday.
Chairperson, Bongiwe Mbinqo-Gigaba, says they understand that the issue of gangsters and criminality stems from communities and society, and in most instances, this follows learners into schools.
She says it is very difficult for teaching and learning to happen in an environment where learners and educators fear for their lives. Mbinqo-Gigaba has called on the Western Cape Department of Education to make schools safer.