Angry pupils protest at Mpumalanga school

2011-08-31 12:03

Johannesburg - Learning was disrupted at a school near KwaMhlanga on Monday morning during a protest by pupils, Mpumalanga police said.

Angry pupils locked the gate of Vukuzame Senior Secondary School in Tweefontein C and police could not get in, Captain Eric Mathavha said.

"The cause of the protest is not known and we are sending more police officers to the school to resolve the matter."

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  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-08-31 12:10

    Typical... Hey u dumb kids!!! It does not mean that people are striking and rioting all over S.A that u should do the same. Ever heard the Saying Monkey See, Monkey do??? No wonder most of you never finish High School and get jobs, It's cos you and or your parents and or your teachers don't teach you the importance of education. I'm getting really gatvol of all this nonsense... Catch a wake up and go back to school!!!

      saabnut - 2011-08-31 12:36

      "The cause of the protest is not known... OH YES IT IS. It is called a total lack of moral and social discipline, being perpetuated and encouraged by that embarrassment of a "youth league". they should rename it the "Spoilt Brat and Thug League"

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 12:41

      How the heck can pupils strike at school? Give them detention. Actually, they should get the cane but the liberals stopped that...

      Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-08-31 12:46

      I think that's the issue right there Matt... Discipline at school and at home are severely lacking. Even today, without corporal punishment kids are getting beaten up at schools, so what was the whole point of banning it???

      OHNOCOMRADESITSBOFFINBOB - 2011-08-31 12:58

      Kids !!!! Gotta love em.

      UnproudSA - 2011-08-31 13:29

      The picture makes them look like apes in a cage

      voltaire - 2011-08-31 13:51

      Careful people, if your knee jerks any harder you will kick yourselves in the face. Is it completeley unplausable that their may be legitimate reason for the protest? Say, perhaps, textbooks that have not been delivered or teachers abusing kids or any number of other things.

      Cindy2810 - 2011-08-31 14:05

      @voltaire..please, don't talk absolute cr*p! there will NEVER be a legitimate reason for ANY CHILD to strike! @Matt, couldn't agree more, although you'll probably find if you put them in detention they'll wreck the class before burning it down...

      voltaire - 2011-08-31 14:13

      @ Cindy2810 LOL. So, hypothetically speaking, if someone was in a running a sweatshop with child labour and they got sick of it, went off and protested against child labour, that would be illegitimate in your mind? Or if 10000 children marched through a city in reotest against child abuse, also illegitimate? Cindy, perhaps you need to think this through a bit. Never is a very strong word.

      voltaire - 2011-08-31 14:14


      Cindy2810 - 2011-08-31 21:44

      tsk tsk Voltaire... comparing apples with oranges, are we? wtf does sweat shops/child abuse have to do with the actions of these HOOLIGANS? "hypothetically speaking", a protest march against either of the two is NOT "striking" Perhaps you need to do a bit of thinking too hmmm?

  • Bloodbane_3 - 2011-08-31 12:21

    welld one ANC, you taught the kids well. no education just riot!

  • Juliaas - 2011-08-31 12:28

    Exams coming up in a short time?

  • Pictureof - 2011-08-31 12:28

    They havn't yet learnt the alphabet to G so their report cards make no sense.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 13:04

      The way kids are being dumbed down, they'll have to add new letters to the alphabet for their scorecards

      Jim - 2011-08-31 13:04

      REPORT CARD: Does not have a clue with most subjects, but participates keenly in strikes and riots.

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-08-31 12:30

    Are they perhaps aet Luthuli House?????

  • scipio - 2011-08-31 12:33

    ha, you cheeky chimps. this may be ok in south africa but the rest of the world thinks you are muppets. do you really think anyone gives a crap about you?? come on you lil scamps back to class. dont model yourselves on the ancyl, they are already destined for the idiot bin.

  • Adrian - 2011-08-31 12:37

    I know , burn down the school. Then next week you can protest again , because of lack of facilities.Where are your parents? I forgot , all at ANC headquarters burning t-shirts , flags and rubbish bins. This is why Africa is like it is.

      Gibbonater - 2011-08-31 14:45

      This is a natiopn of barbarians. Cant think further than their noses. Burn, break and destroy is all they know.

  • Ollie - 2011-08-31 12:38

    If they locked themselves inside don't allow them to open gate so that they can rot inside

      Ollie - 2011-08-31 12:53

      Hey - i am Ollie have been for years now - who are you- mini ollie??

      Jan - 2011-08-31 12:57


      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 13:05

      Two Ollies? Gosh, Stan Laurel WOULD be confused

  • Grant - 2011-08-31 12:38

    These damned spolied-brat white kids!! :P

      MTRJ - 2011-08-31 12:45

      hahahahaha! Thanks man. That joke just brightened up my day!

      Tolerant - 2011-08-31 12:49

      Maybe they wanted to "clown" around in Jhb. and watch our worst comedian in action, was denied.

  • Fedup - 2011-08-31 12:42

    @Grant : Have you ever in the last 100 years or so EVER heard of white kids protesting at schools? Just asking? Before my comment gets deleted because I dare to ask a racist question

      Grant - 2011-08-31 12:57

      Oh my gosh!! Ha ha! Okay - the thing at the end of my post that looks like this ":P" is a "smiley face with the tongue sticking out". It means I'm joking or being sarcastic. Just for future reference ;) (That was a wink, by the way...)

      Gary - 2011-08-31 12:58

      Sarcasm is clearly lost on you.

      Czars - 2011-08-31 12:59

      in the last 100 years, have u ever heard of white kids going to under developed, ill-equipped rural schools after tens of kilometres walk to that school on only one small meal a day?

      Fedup - 2011-08-31 13:03

      OK Grant sorry I didn't know. Thanx for the wink

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 13:06

      @ Czars - in England, that's exactly the same story old people used to tell us as children about their days at school...

      Grant - 2011-08-31 13:17

      @Czars - GENERALLY speaking, white parents will try to live in an area with reasonable access to schools. If they cant, they will GENERALLY either chose to hold-off on having kids until they CAN, or provide some form of home-schooling, or make a plan somehow. How many schools do you think there are in areas like Alaska?? Also, my brother only has ONE kid, cos thats all he can afford. That kid gets THREE meals a day. If he chose to have 4 kids, then I guess they would ALSO only have 1 small meal a day. See what happens if you take some responsibility instead of doing whatever you like, and then pointing the finger of blame elsewhere??

      Czars - 2011-08-31 13:17

      @ matt - thanks 4 specifying that it was in England, n am sure it also started out in S.A like that, but somewhere along the line, the system favoured one group over the other, tipping the balance…not that am condoning their behaviour, was just askin

      Czars - 2011-08-31 13:25

      @ GrantI, totally agree with u, we lack priorities and maybe vision, n we have got in2 a tendency of always expecting hand outs from the gov, wanting things we didn’t work 4, n lost values like hard work, planning n a little perseverance…where it all went wrong am not 2 sure…but I do hope it changes

  • Enigma - 2011-08-31 12:45

    They are also infected with the Julius Malaria disease which is considered to be highly psychologically dangerous.

  • - 2011-08-31 12:47

    Pathetic reporting. We have learnt that the reason is that the drug suppliers are not on duty today as instructed by Malema to be at the if to say they will understand why...

  • Edynot - 2011-08-31 12:53

    Wahahaha! Oh this country is quite entertaining :P Its like living in a comedy show :P

  • Mart - 2011-08-31 12:55

    ' I want therefore I am entitled to have' is a disease which has permeated through societies and is a cancer to any nation. If it is violence and disruption that these protesters understand, then that is what must be used to quell this 'insurrection', no matter their age. Without fear of consequences they are a danger to themselves and the rest of this country. They need to feel, understand but manage fear, a very basic human emotion. Without fear they are a lost generation that are just stealing our oxygen. If they really do feel that their gripes are something to war about, then that is what they must do and face these consequences. Quite bloody simple really.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 13:07

      They also need a bloody good hiding.

  • Jan - 2011-08-31 12:59

    What is rely crap about this story is that the police could not get in... Amazing!

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 13:01

    lock them up

  • Optimus-Prime - 2011-08-31 13:32

    how can people on this forum speak of "lack or morals". is racism not a lack of morals. and don't tell me that there is not an undertone of racism in most of your comments...

      Cindy2810 - 2011-08-31 14:11

      racism has nothing to do with lack of morals. but incidentally, yes, there is a racial undertone in most of the comments, since most WHITE school children wouldn't even DREAM of causing this kind of mayhem at school... go figure..

  • Jonathan Pillay - 2011-08-31 13:46

    Are these the same Kids being pushed through by the education department to make the pass Quotas? Are these the same future doctors that will be treating my when I am retired and in Hospital?

  • Zion - 2011-08-31 13:49

    Do not worry too much about these poor kids. They are in very good hands indeed. The Department of Education. Come end of the year and those that have failure marks will be issued with more marks to pass them. The said department is like a loving mother to all these kids so give her a thumbs up.

  • voltaire - 2011-08-31 13:53

    Careful people, if your knee jerks any harder you will kick yourselves in the face. Is it completeley unplausable that their may be legitimate reason for the protest? Say, perhaps, textbooks that have not been delivered or teachers abusing kids or any number of other things.

  • Cindy2810 - 2011-08-31 14:02

    f'ing hooligans!

  • Dayat Atime - 2011-08-31 15:13

    Tell your parents, then your parents can address the education board. If the response is not satisfactory they can draft a petition with the communities names of eligible voters all agreeing to not vote ANC at the next election unless something is done about your issue. Watch them jump then

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