Vandalism: no water, no toilet

2008-02-21 00:00

OVER 2 500 pupils and 75 teachers in two township schools are working in tough conditions with no water or toilets, after toilet seats, sinks, taps and copper pipes were stolen this week.

Pupils at Siyahlomula found a pool of water in their school yard on Monday, and on Tuesday, a similar sight greeted pupils at Ashdown Primary School.

Parents have met to try and find the solution to the problem of vandalism and establish new ways of dealing with it.

“This looks like these thefts are targeting the schools, and this is not just disturbing the classes, it also puts the future of learners at risk. They can’t be in a school with no water and toilets,” said Muzi Memela, a member of Siyahlomula governing body.

“These people don’t respect us as the community. They need to be taught a lesson that they will never forget.”

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