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ANC walks out of WC legislature

ANC Members of Parliament have walked out of the Western Cape legislature in protest.

Inside Parliament. Picture: EWN
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CAPE TOWN - The ANC in the Western Cape on Thursday walked out of the provincial legislature.

Party officials said the agenda was changed overnight and without consultation to avoid discussing the contentious issue of school closures.

ANC members had barely sat down, when they got up again, and walked out again in protest.

Member of Parliament (MP) Pierre Uys took issue with a change in schedule, arguing that the Democratic Alliance (DA) wanted to unilaterally shutdown the debate on the proposals to close down 27 schools in province.

The schools may be closed following dwindling registration figures and poor performance.

Uys said all parties agreed on the agenda for the debate a week ago, but he said the order paper was later altered without consultation.

Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Equal Education and other organisations were expected to march against the proposed school closures on Saturday.

The organisations were concerned that the closures would result in school overcrowding.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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