9 months ago
This room used to house 20 computers. Photo Lindile Mbontsi  ~ 

COMPUTER studies classes have been put on ice at Qhayiya Secondary School in Zwelihle, Hermanus.

Thugs stole all the computers at the school.

Principal Nkosiphendule Lolwana said 20 computers were stolen on 27 March.

“I received a call from one of our former pupils.

“The former pupil told me that thugs had broken into our school and taken all the computers,” said Lolwana.

“We got those computers in December and installed them in January. Our pupils were so happy to finally have computers at school.

“This didn’t only affect our pupils. It had an impact on all of us.

“We no longer have access to the internet and we can’t do reports because there are no computers to write them on. The pupils didn’t get their reports because of this.”

The principal said the thugs gained entry to the computer lab through the roof. They landed in the toilets and continued to look for the computers.”

Lolwana said the thugs would not be able to use the computers.

“Those computers only work when they are in the computer lab. What they did was so wasteful.”

Cikizwa Dwaba (45), a parent, said she was saddened by the incident.

“We were happy because our kids were starting to use computers, but the thugs decided to take that away from them,” said Cikizwa.

Western Cape police spokeswoman Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said: “A burglary docket has been opened. No arrests have been made at this stage.”

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