Protest causes chaos at school

2011-01-19 09:13

Parents and teachers protested against the principal’s suspension on the first day of school at Durban’s Cato Crest Primary yesterday.

“There is chaos here. Teachers and parents are demanding for the principal’s suspension to be lifted,” said Vernon Mchunu, KwaZulu-Natal co-operative governance department spokesperson.

He said MEC Nomusa Dube visited the school to listen to their concerns.

“The MEC has been deployed to monitor the opening of schools in Durban.”

He said they complained the principal had been suspended without their knowledge.

Mchunu was expected to have a meeting with parents and the teachers at the school yesterday.

The education department could not immediately be reached for comment.

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