Were you affected? Outrage over school closures due to violent service delivery protests

"Yesterday we had to close 21 schools because of violent protests."
"Yesterday we had to close 21 schools because of violent protests."

Minister of Education in the Western Cape, Debbie Schäfer, has taken to Twitter to condemn the recent pre-election service delivery protests. 

Along with the usual roadblocks, destroyed property and looting, the minister shared that the protests have also disrupted education, with 21 Western Cape schools forced to close due to violence. 


Parents, have your children's schooling been interrupted by service delivery protests? Tell us, and we could publish your letter. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

Similar posts have also popped up in the Twitterverse. 

News24 reports that since the start of the week, protests have taken place in Alexandra and Pretoria in Gauteng; Somerset West and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape; and Kroonstad in the Free State.  

With news on protests spreading nationally increasing by the hour, we can't help but wonder what the impact on schools has been across the country? 

Chat back:

Parents, has your child's schooling been interrupted by service delivery protests? Tell us, and we could publish your letter. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

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