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Bryneven primary principal to give reasons to avoid suspension

Panyaza Lesufi visited the school where he found about 14 teachers have resigned in the last 12 months due to alleged victimisation.

FILE: Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The principal at Bryneven Primary School in Brynston now has to give reasons to the Gauteng Education Department on why she shouldn’t be suspended after a protest at the school.

Parents demonstrated outside the premises on Tuesday, accusing the headmaster of fraud, mismanagement and nepotism.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school on Tuesday where he found about 14 teachers have resigned in the last 12 months due to alleged victimisation.

He says he also wants the school’s governing body to give reasons why it shouldn’t be dissolved.

“Why can’t we suspend them immediately? So they have got seven days to respond to that request. We’ve also taken a decision on the running of the school and the appointment of principals to make sure that the school is ready come January next year.”

Meanwhile, the MEC will be meeting with parents of the Noordgesig Primary School in Soweto on Wednesday morning; they have rejected the appointment of a black principal, saying it was imposed on them.

Lesufi was supposed to meet with them on Tuesday but was held up at Bryneven primary.

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