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Villiersdorp matrics write despite protests

2012-11-14 11:04

Cape Town - After being disrupted by protesting farmworkers, matrics in Villiersdorp in the Western Cape finally managed to sit down and write their exams on Wednesday morning.

Western Cape education department officials were forced to intervene and resolve the issue.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille had expressed concern after reports that exams were being disrupted.

"Tragic that some strikers are preventing matrics from writing their exams in Villiersdorp. Educ dept dealing with it. Disgrace. [sic]", Zille tweeted at 08:05.

Just over an hour later, the premier sent another tweet applauding education department officials who had intervened in the situation to make sure the pupils affected wrote their exams.

According to reports in the area, the R321 and the R43 into Villiersdorp had been closed in both directions due to protest action, as protesters had blockaded the roads.

Comments
  • George Galsworthy Ricketts Snr - 2012-11-14 11:36

    government must take action against the protesters or are the scared the will lose votes? bunch of wankers. lock them up and charge them. 3 rd force of the anc is behind this and unions.

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-11-14 11:44

      I don't think it has as much to do with fear as it has to do with utter stupidity and 'leaders' being uneducated and fast asleep! Horrendous :/

  • marc.schnehage - 2012-11-14 11:46

    I don't care what these protestors' gripe is. Fact is that no protestor, even though he has the right to protest, has the right to infringe on anyone els's rights WHATSOEVER!!!! Protestors can protest without causing disruption to anyone else. They have infringed om the matrics' right to sit for their exam on time and in time - this is totally ludicrous! I agree with George: lock these bastards up! Or, better yet, the farmers must just retrench all their workers and use the money they would have paid out to salaries to mechanise their farms. Hire 1 or 2 white people just to manage the process. Get these f*ckers off our farms!

      flower.fourie - 2012-11-14 14:04

      Why not hire 1 or 2 skilled workers to manage the process? Why must they be white?

  • selwyn.lloyd.37 - 2012-11-14 11:49

    Good for the students, it is because they want an education and care for their future. Unfortunately i cannot leave town to do business!, i understand that they want/need better living conditions but then go strike on the farms where other folks want to earn a living and can get on with it! On the other hand I bet half the strikers are not even employed.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-14 11:55

    WELL DONE to the Matrics despite the striking selfish adults!!!!.... I salute you, you and only you can look after your futures. You have set your example & you can only now be successful in attaining your goals .... don't let those that are not role models dictate & determine your futures to you... they don't have no right!

  • danita.renecle - 2012-11-14 12:08

    Zille also tweeted that busloads of people from Cape Town were bussed in to Wolsley this morning and asked whether any journalist will establish who is behind this. I called eye witness news on 567/702 to ask whether they had sent a reporter and they replied that they had. Still no report from them.

  • Anton - 2012-11-14 12:29

    Seems with all these strikes Somebody wants the country to get to a standstill ANARCHY!!!! Time government needs to react and stop this stupidity. Or maybe we the public should start and protect our assets, the way Zuma and his traditional leaders wants to do it. Our own law.

  • fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-11-14 18:35

    Well done you kids, well done

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