‘Sadtu won’t be intimidated’

The union said members will not be deterred or intimidated by threats from the department.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) on Monday said its members would not be deterred or intimidated by threats from the Basic Education Department.

This after the union announced it would take to the streets of Pretoria and Cape Town to demand the resignations of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her Director-General Bobby Soobrayan.

The protest is set to take place on Wednesday.

Sadtu's Mugwena Maluleke said they were more motivated than ever to fight for the right for the African working class child to access quality public education.

He said the department should not mislead the public by using terms like "unprotected strike".

"The strike is legal because it is not the department that approves a march, but the Gatherings Act. If the metros had not given us permission, then we wouldn't strike."