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35 schools closed amid protests in OR Tambo Coastal District

The protests flared up in retaliation to a delay in a road construction project this week.

FILE: It's understood six of the institutions were high schools and learners were busy with revision work when the schools closed their doors. Picture: pixabay.com

CAPE TOWN - Thirty-five schools have been closed for two weeks due to protests in the OR Tambo Coastal District, in the Eastern Cape.

The protests flared up in retaliation to a delay in a road construction project this week.

The provincial Department of Education's Mali Mtima said six of the institutions were high schools and learners were busy with revision work when the schools closed their doors.

“The department is currently talking to church leaders and business owners so that learners won’t miss their revisions and they’ll be prepared for their exams.”