Madonsela: Let Kuruman pupils go to school

2014-09-07 21:27
(Picture: AFP)

(Picture: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Public protector Thuli Madonsela has called for a campaign aimed at getting pupils in Kuruman, Northern Cape to go back to school, her office said on Sunday.

"The women of Kuruman should step up and stand out as the voice of reason to influence and inspire others to appreciate that while government's alleged failure to keep a promise may be wrong...," Madonsela said in a statement.

"... and possibly constitute maladministration, holding children at ransom and denying them an education is worse than wrong."

She was addressing women lawyers as the breakfast guest of Kingdom House of Dominion Christian Centre, in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

Madonsela called on the rest of patriotic South Africans to do all they could to get the children of Kuruman back to school immediately.

A group calling themselves the Road Forum began protesting in June demanding that a 130km stretch of road in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district municipality be tarred. The protesters were barring pupils and staff from going to school to get the attention of the authorities.

In that month, Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas's spokesman Monwabisi Nkompela said the tender to tar the road was opened on 12 June and closed on 18 July.

Read more on:    thuli madonsela  |  kimberley  |  education

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

'ANC’s NEC must quit'

2016-10-23 06:00 publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.