KZN community blocks school reopening amid row about chief

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Mcoseleli Secondary School is one of 11 schools affected by the Mkhambathini community’s demand to have reinstated a traditional leader who was stripped of his powers in 2020. Photo: Lethiwe Makhanya/TheWitness
Mcoseleli Secondary School is one of 11 schools affected by the Mkhambathini community’s demand to have reinstated a traditional leader who was stripped of his powers in 2020. Photo: Lethiwe Makhanya/TheWitness

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MEC Kwazi Mshengu visited the area for a school readiness assessment on Tuesday. In a statement, the provincial department of education said Mshengu had visited the area following threats to prevent teachers and pupils from gaining access to the schools when they reopen. While pupils only return to school on Wednesday, teachers went back to work on Monday, but not those from the 11 schools under threat.

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