South Coast high school intimidated

2010-08-13 00:00

STRIKING members of the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) allegedly caused havoc at a south coast high school yesterday morning when non-striking teachers were forced to shut the school and join the strike.

Senior teachers at Scottburgh High School said about 150 people, who called themselves Sadtu members, arrived at about 10 am and ordered the school to close for the day.

“We said to them that we would only send the kids away when they leave the premises,” said a teacher who asked not to be named.

He said six strikers remained to ensure teachers were complying, but more arrived “when we tried to negotiate with them to leave us alone”.

The pupils were released at about 1.30 pm.

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