Rights group questions dissolution process of Klipspruit Secondary SGB

A group under the banner of Patriots for Equality have accused Panyaza Lesufi of not effectively dealing with the problems at the school.

FILE: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A coloured rights group has accused Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi of failing to act in the interest of pupils at Klipspruit West Secondary by dissolving the school's governing body.

Teaching and learning came to a halt last week following a protest by residents over the appointment of a black principal.

They claim that the correct processes weren’t followed.

Despite threats of a go-slow at a number of schools in so-called coloured communities around Johannesburg this week, there have been no disruptions.

A group under the banner of Patriots for Equality have accused Lesufi of not effectively dealing with the problems at the school.

The group's Charis Pretorius said: “With regards to that dissolution, there was no written notification received by the SGB. Also, how do you then dissolve an organisation that appointed a principal that you are keen on appointing and having in a position.”

But the department's Steve Mabona says that Lesufi dealt with all the issues raised transparently.

“The people were given an opportunity to come forward and raise their issues and concerns which were summarised in a report that we have to say these are the concerned we raised in that meeting.”

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(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)