News clipping – iafrica.com – 10 February 2011
Cops raid Gauteng schools
Every pupil in every school in Gauteng will be searched for illegal substances, the province’s safety and security MEC said on Thursday.
Mazibuko attended raids at four schools in Soweto, which led to the discovery of drugs, alcohol, pornography and knives.
Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele said about 100 officers and 100 community patrollers conducted the raids at Lavela High School in Zola, Moletsane Secondary School, Letare High School in Jabulani and Fontanas High School in Emndeni.
Police seized dagga, Mandrax tablets, a bottle of vodka, ten cell-phones containing pornography, DVDs of pornography, lip ice containing dagga and knives.
Raids at other schools would begin “in the next few days.”
The parents if a 16-year-old boy found with dagga would be meeting with police “soon” to discuss punishment for their son, Makhubele said.
The boy led police to a house in Doornkop where he allegedly bought the dagga. A 26-year-old man was arrested and expected to appear before the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday facing a charge of dealing in drugs.