Teaching expected to resume at Vuwani schools

2016-05-16 08:29
Police on the scene in Vuwani. (File, News24 Correspondent)

Police on the scene in Vuwani. (File, News24 Correspondent)

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Vuwani – Schooling is expected resume in Vuwani on Monday following recent protests in the area.

Department of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs spokesperson, Legadima Leso, said in a statement that parents are urged to play their part in sending their children back to school, although some pupils will have to go to class in temporary containers.

Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, said in a statement parents need to know the importance of developing children and should also remember that children have a right to education.

"It is therefore important for parents to recognise that our children have the right to education and that it is in the interest of the child to develop their talents through education, both formal and informal."

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is expected to be in the area to ensure disruptions are avoided while the children attempt to continue with academic activities.

The chaos in the area follows a decision by the Municipal Demarcation Board to incorporate Vuwani into a new municipality.

Last week saw the Vhembe municipal area declared a disaster area after 50 schools were either burnt down or vandalised as residents protested following the Limpopo High Court's dismissal of residents' attempts to overturn the decision.

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