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Klipspruit school environment 'dysfunctional,' say parents

Lesufi held a heated meeting with the community on Wednesday after schooling was disrupted earlier this week over the appointment of a black principal.

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JOHANNESBURG – Parents of pupils at Klipspruit West Secondary School in Soweto say they are tired of their children being taught in a dysfunctional environment and say they are now taking charge of their futures.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi held a heated meeting with the community on Wednesday after schooling was disrupted earlier this week over the appointment of a black principal.

Lesufi resolved that the school governing body should be dissolved immediately as it failed in its duties.

“To the teachers as well, if you don’t want to teach, get yourselves removed as well. You’re meant to come and educate our children.”

This was one of the messages from angry parents of Klipspruit West Secondary School for teachers and the governing body.

They have also demanded answers on the appointed of a new principal.

“So if she was chosen on merit, then she must shine here. She must turn this school around.”

Lesufi told the community that he is urgently working to resolve problems at the school.

“We note with deep concern the deteriorating state of teaching and learning at the school and the need to urgently attend to this matter.”

The Education MEC says he’s also finalising the appointment of a new principal.

WATCH: Lesufi visits Klipspruit over school principal woes