Public Protector to investigate Ormonde Primary's closure

2016-01-13 14:45

Johannesburg - The office of the Public Protector will be investigating why hundreds of Ormonde Primary School learners in Johannesburg were turned away on what was meant to be their first day of school on Wednesday. 

"Can confirm that I have received a verbal complaint from Ormonde Primary parent against @EducationGP @Lesufi @PublicProtector investigating," Deputy Public Protector Kevin Masina said on his Twitter account. 

Parents and children arrived for their first day of school, only to find a notice stating that there would be no school for the next few weeks.

"Due to the fact that the school has no municipal water connection and no toilets, it is the decision of the governing body to close the school at 10am today (13 January 2016) and then keep the school closed until the 25 January 2016," the note said. 

While the education department was not immediately available to comment on the matter, the department tweeted that Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi would be visiting the school later in the afternoon to meet with the school governing body. 

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