Angry parents lay complaint against WC government

Teaching has been disrupted at two schools in the Western Cape due to ongoing construction work.

Disgruntled Kraaifontein and Hawston community members have lodged a complaint against Premier Helen Zille, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, as well as the Western Cape MECs of public works and education.

CAPE TOWN - A number of disgruntled Kraaifontein and Hawston community members have lodged a complaint with the public protector relating to issues around disruptive construction work being done at two schools in the areas.

The complaint is against premier, Helen Zille, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille, as well as the MECs of public works and education.

Teaching and learning at Scottsdene High and Hawston Primary have been disrupted due to ongoing construction work.

Magnus de Jongh, from the International Young Professionals Foundation (IYFP), says they are lodging the complaint on behalf of angry parents and concerned community members.

"We are asking the public protector to investigate the shoddy workmanship at the Scottsdene Senior Secondary School and Hawston Primary School."

A former pupil at Scottsdene High School, de Jongh says they will also be going to the Human Rights Commission.

"Scottsdene's learners have been out of school for the past three weeks and that's why we are also going to the Human Right's Commission to a lay a charge against the provincial government because they are violating the rights of these learners to education," he added.