Principal must go, say protesters

2015-03-06 00:00

OUTRAGED parents gathered outside Bisley Primary School yesterday morning to protest the appointment of acting principal Vusi Khanyile and demand the substitute teachers leave with him.

Parents said yesterday the only way their children would receive a proper education was to bring four suspended teachers back.

The four were suspended late last year on allegations of abusing pupils, believed to have been reported to the Education Department by Khanyile. The term of their suspension, three months, came to an end on February 26, but they were told they could only return to school on April 4.

A member of the Bisley Primary governing body, who would not be named, said last year that the trouble first started in 2012 when Khanyile was appointed vice-principal by the department. Teachers protested against the appointment, saying that the correct processes were not followed in employing him.

When Khanyile was approached by The Witness yesterday morning, he refused to comment.

Khanyile later slammed the phone down on a second attempt to get comment.

KwaZulu-Natal Education Department spokesperson Sihle Mlotshwa said yesterday that the department had asked the district officials to give them a report on what they were doing to solve the problem, but they had still not responded by 4 pm yesterday afternoon.

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