Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng on Tuesday said it was concerned that laptops, smartboards and tablets worth millions of rand have been stolen from Gauteng schools in the last three years.
DA Gauteng member of the executive council for education, Khume Ramulifho, said 49 laptops to the value of R527 000 were reported stolen in the past three financial years.
As many as 379 smartboards to the value of about R5.5 million were also stolen and 8 200 tablets to the estimated value of R42.9 million were reported either stolen or lost in the past three financial years.
Ramulifho said he got the information from a response to his questions posed to Education and Youth Development MEC Panyaza Lesufi in the provincial legislature.
"The department only managed to recover 342 smartboards and 200 tablets from those that were reported stolen with the police," said Ramulifho.