Mhaule condemns torching of Marite school

The MEC says all occurred while she was busy addressing parents, asking them to assist in getting learners back to school.


Mpumalanga education MEC Reginah Mhaule has condemned the burning of a school in Bushbuckridge.

Eight classrooms of Lamulelani Secondary School in the Marite area of Bushbuckridge were torched

Eight classrooms of Lamulelani Secondary School in the Marite area of Bushbuckridge were torched on Monday morning (27 Mar) by protesters demanding tarred roads.

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The community had vowed to render the area ungovernable if the government didn’t construct the tarred roads, saying schooling cannot continue while they were seeing no contractor building the road.

Eight classrooms of Lamulelani Secondary School in the Marite area of Bushbuckridge were torched

“The department condemns this incident considering that this is the second school to be torched in the area this month,” Mhaule said, adding anyone with information “on those who are involved” should contact the cops.

She said she was with Bushbuckridge local municipality with mayor Sylvia Nxumalo and leader of the provincial house of traditional leaders, Kgoshi Mokoena addressing a meeting of parents, urging them to help in restoring teaching and learning in Marite when the incident occurred.

(edited by MLM)

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