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High school pupils held for violence

2012-03-05 14:39

Cape Town- Four high school pupils were arrested for public violence in Nyanga in Cape Town on Monday, Western Cape police said.

They were part of a group of 80 pupils who gathered at Nelson Mandela High School at around 07:00 to protest against a school fees issue, Warrant Officer November Filander said.

He said police had stones thrown at them.

"The situation is tense but under control. We have about 40 students still standing there."

Comments
  • Vuks01 - 2012-03-05 14:44

    Why - Why - Why ?????

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 14:54

      Because they learnt this from their parents..

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-05 14:55

      ..as well as the utterances of political persons..

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-05 15:08

      @pintblank...who were also denied basic human rights in such a way that they learnt that everything has to be obtained by violence.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-03-05 15:14

      over school fees? if they pay for them, then sure enough, but if they don't, i would turn my eye to their parents, planting seeds in their heads and encouraging them to do so?

  • Bardy - 2012-03-05 14:51

    These kids don't even pay the fees themselves! Any reason just to stay out of school and cause disruption!

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-05 14:56

    They need to start learning that you get nothing for free. Everything in life has a prize. Maybe their parents should start to attend the school board meetings.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-05 15:04

    And all of this at the Nelson Mandela High School. The irony is killing me.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-05 15:05

    well if it's for education i think government should atleast hear them...in limpopo the school fee problem has escalated in such a way that some other schools even kick pupils out of the school during classes. Education is right in this country and it should not be a luxury afforded by those who have money only.

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-05 15:09

      oh is WC still holding the best run province title?

      Ian - 2012-03-05 15:24

      Correct but if the masses expect the govt (actually the minority as it is their taxes) to pay for their education then at least have the decency to pass with good marks. But no, these same pupils will be demanding that they are passed at the end of the year. This is mos what MalEmmer is preaching - that all should be free. Once you have that which so called people with money have you will realise that not all is free. Car - petrol, monthly payments, maintenance, renewal fees, fines and so on, House: Installments, levi's, Electricity & Water. Education: Clothers, books and other material and of course the WILL to learn.

      cindy.vanvuuren1 - 2012-03-05 15:25

      I agree with you these are kids who want to go to school! They are fighting for their right to be educated. Is that wrong? Some schools are very quick to kick kids out of school. Give them a chance to voice their opinion they might stop fighting then!

      Ian - 2012-03-05 15:30

      @ cindy.vanvuuren1 - I seriously struggle to see your reasoning. They shoudl not resortto voilence in the first place. BUt can you really blame them if you look at the excample tht is set for them. Lets consider teh Unions, they firts strike and destroy anything and everything in their path, instead of having civil discussions with the employer regarding benefits and increases. Yours reasoning that one shoudl give them a chance for them to stop figting is so in line with a Bana republic. Go back to your cave

      edwardsch - 2012-03-05 15:32

      Maybe you should check your facts. The current legislation allows for a reduction in school fees and in some cases, free schooling if it can be verified that the parents cannot afford to pay the fees. They need to make application to the school who will then check that the family is in financial difficulty and reduce the fess accordingly. if they have followed the process and the school finds that they do not qualify for a fee reduction then pay up like the rest of us. I for one am tired of having to pay for other people's children as the school simply increases their fees to cover the budget. Apply for a reduction and get back to school and pay your way if you don't qualify.

      cindy.vanvuuren1 - 2012-03-05 16:06

      I just feel that schools are quick to kick kids out and most of them know that the kids are entitled to a reduction and in some cases free education Schools should be helping kids not force them or the presents to pay if they really can’t. I pay a hell of a lot of school fees for my kids because I can afford to. Not everyone have the same resources surely you understand that!

  • lindz.kok - 2012-03-05 15:09

    they where taught that everything is owed to them, that you dont need to work for anything if you can protest... yes this is the backwards upbringing the new jujuvite youth are subject to. "R.I.P. S.A"

  • Grant - 2012-03-05 15:09

    do the crime,,do the time,, n o matter the age..

  • Remi Du Preez - 2012-03-05 15:21

    Explain to me why these kids are striking? They don't even pay the fees. Maybe the parents coaxed them into striking...

      Deon - 2012-03-05 15:42

      They learned our soccer team needed strikers.

  • Katlego - 2012-03-05 15:32

    I realy dont have a problem with any one who strike But puplic violence No!!!!

      Bardy - 2012-03-05 15:43

      They are not striking, they are protesting. You cannot strike from school???

      Amanda - 2012-03-05 16:03

      jes u right katlego.and please ppl stop blaming the parents.how many ppl are strugling today and how many cant keep up with school fees ,but thy just dont come forward.

  • Janice - 2012-03-05 15:37

    I also live in Cape Towny!!! hahaha

  • Kala - 2012-03-05 15:50

    The police had thrown stones at them. Hahahahahahahaha.

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