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Zuma ponders Sadtu's ultimatum

President Jacob Zuma will decide on whether to sack Angie Motshekga following Sadtu’s ultimatum.

Sadtu members march in Marabastad on 24 April 2013. Picture: Lesego Ngobeni/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma is now mulling over an ultimatum by the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) to meet its demands or face a full blown strike after Wednesday's one day strike had a severe impact on Soweto pupils.

Thousands of teachers marched to the Union Buildings on Wednesday demanding for the resignation of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and her director-general Bobby Soobrayan.

Pupils at Orlando High School were left to play soccer in the streets as class was cancelled.

They told Eyewitness News they were frustrated and disappointed.

One pupil said, "I'm not learning now and obviously we are going to fail."

The pupils said teachers said nothing to them about when they will be returning so they have resorted to forming study groups to keep up with their work.

One matriculant at Selelekela Secondary School appealed to her teachers.

"Please guys, think about us. We're in matric."

Both schools refused to comment referring all inquiries to the Education Department.

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