Vulindlela pupils go on rampage

2014-05-23 00:00

PUPILS at a Vulindlela high school burnt desks and toilets yesterday, protesting against the return of their principal from suspension.

A source, who did not want to be named, said the pupils started rioting at around 1 pm when officials informed the staff and pupils that the principal, who was suspended over allegations of misappropriation of funds, would return to the school.

The officials said no case had been filed against the principal, who would be back in office on Monday.

The source said the riot started after the inspectors broke the news. “They [pupils] started burning the school desks and they started burning the portable toilets.”

Police rushed in to quell the riot.

The source added that some found it strange that the pupils were protesting against the principal, who “is a very good principal”.

Education Department spokesperson Sihle Mlotshwa condemned the pupils’ actions.

“What they have done is a self-defeating act.”

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