Villiersdorp matrics write despite protests

2012-11-14 11:04
Farmworkers strike (Johan Cloete, News24 User)

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Cape Town - After being disrupted by protesting farmworkers, matrics in Villiersdorp in the Western Cape finally managed to sit down and write their exams on Wednesday morning.

Western Cape education department officials were forced to intervene and resolve the issue.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille had expressed concern after reports that exams were being disrupted.

"Tragic that some strikers are preventing matrics from writing their exams in Villiersdorp. Educ dept dealing with it. Disgrace. [sic]", Zille tweeted at 08:05.

Just over an hour later, the premier sent another tweet applauding education department officials who had intervened in the situation to make sure the pupils affected wrote their exams.

According to reports in the area, the R321 and the R43 into Villiersdorp had been closed in both directions due to protest action, as protesters had blockaded the roads.

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