‘Govt failed our communities’
Principals in Limpopo say learning will not resume unless the community’s grievances are addressed.
JOHANNESBURG - School Principals from Vuwani and Malamulele have told the South African Human Rights Commission that government has failed their communities.
The areas have both been hit by violent protests over demarcation, causing massive disruptions to learning.
The commission is currently holding national hearings on the impact of demonstrations on education.
The principals from schools in Malamulele and Vuwani did not want to be named for fear of victimisation.
They've told the commission that government failed to respond with urgency when dealing with the torching of schools.
#HRC Malamulele Principl asks "where is the state,when all this happens" CM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 14, 2016
One principal from Vuwani told the commission that unless government deals with the root causes of protests in his community, schooling will not resume.
#HRC Vuwani School Principal Says the arrests of community members have worsened the situation. Because community wants them released.CM— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) June 14, 2016
Pupils there have now gone weeks without schooling.