Police have seized dangerous weapons and dagga in nine schools in Galeshewe, Kimberley, Northern Cape police said on Wednesday. Raids were conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday at the request of school principals and parents of pupils of various schools, police spokesperson Sergio Kock said. "Classrooms, toilets, and storerooms on the school premises were searched... police confiscated several knives, pangas, broken mirrors, and other dangerous weapons," he said in a statement.
Police also searched areas surrounding the schools where drugs were known to be sold. "[We] confiscated 31 'fingers' of dagga buried in a hole outside one of the mentioned houses. The dagga has a street value of approximately R3 000."
No arrests were made and pupils found in possession of dangerous weapons would face internal education department disciplinary processes.