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Sanitation still an issue at Gauteng schools

Equal Education has called on MEC Panyaza Lesufi to urgently address sanitation problems at schools.

FILE. Equal Education has called on MEC Panyaza Lesufi to urgently address sanitation problems at schools. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Rights group Equal Education has called on Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to urgently address sanitation problems at schools.

About 2,000 members took part in a march in Johannesburg on Saturday, to hand over a memorandum of their grievances.

The group says sanitation in schools, particularly those in the townships, are in a crisis.

Equal Education's Tshepo Motsepe says, "These promises that he wants to keep must go through the entire system. District officials must stop sitting in their offices, they must go to visit schools, give them their support and make sure that they check on schools."