[LISTEN] School pupils sent home over sewage health concerns

Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer’s spokesperson Jessica Shelver speaks to Cape Talk host Kieno Kammies about water and sewage issues at a schools in the Lwandle area.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer's spokesperson Jessica Shelver says communities living in informal settlements where there are water and sewage issues, have refused to let the City of Cape Town gain access to the area.

She says the cut-off of water has affected eight schools in the Lwandle area; these schools have had to close early every day since last Wednesday.

For health and safety reasons, pupils have been urged to go home early.

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