Pap, meat and cheap vodka to oust school principal

2014-06-22 09:10

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Two Sadtu leaders allegedly bribed a matric pupil and a local ANC Youth League leader with cheap vodka, food and “whatever you want” to disrupt one of Durban’s best township schools and oust its principal.

City Press is in possession of sworn statements by Mthokozisi Msweli (18), a matric pupil at Vukuzakhe High School and the chairperson of the Umlazi branch of the Congress of SA Students (Cosas), and Nkosinathi Mbokazi (25), former Cosas leader and branch chairperson of the ANC Youth League in Ward 83.

The two approached City Press because they opposed the removal of a “hard-working principal”.

They said they were asked to help oust the principal of Vukuzakhe because Sadtu leaders wanted her replaced with another teacher at the school.

Vukuzakhe High School obtained a 94% pass rate last year.

Since principal Domony Fulela arrived in 2009, the matric pass rate has improved from a dismal 44%.

But members of the local Sadtu branch want her, and others in the area, ousted as part of a plan dubbed Operation Phuma Singene (move over, it’s our time).

This is the latest exposé in a City Press investigation into the manipulation of education posts by senior Sadtu members.

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