Trashed Durban school reopens

2012-02-21 13:16
Durban - Classes resumed at Khulangolwazi Special School in Montclair, Durban, on Tuesday after pupils vandalised the building, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said.

"The school is open today, but learner attendance is low," said spokesperson Mbali Thusi.

Pupils went on the rampage on Friday and Monday because they were unhappy about how the principal was managing the school. Classes were cancelled.

Pupils had gone to school armed with sticks and pangas, and used stones and chairs to break windows and trash offices.

"Other issues cited include reports of poor human resource relations between the principal and some educators. These issues are being investigated," Thusi said.

She said a meeting would be held on Tuesday with the teachers, unions and the school governing body. A parents' meeting would be held on Wednesday.

The school accommodates Grade 1 to Grade 9 pupils.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said a public violence docket had been opened, but that no arrests had been made by Tuesday.

- Are you there? Send us your eyewitness accounts and photos.
Read more on:    durban  |  education  |  protests

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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

How much food do you need to concentrate?

We have been taught that we need three meals a day in order to make it through the day and while most of us indulge in more than our fair share there is a large portion of South Africans who are living off barely enough to sustain them.


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.