Extent of damage to schools in KwaZulu-Natal still unknown

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A resident attempts to help put out the fire that consumed part of Radha Roopsingh Primary School on Thursday.
A resident attempts to help put out the fire that consumed part of Radha Roopsingh Primary School on Thursday.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education says the extent of damage to schools across the province due to the unrest, is not yet quantifiable.

Department spokesperson, Muzi Mahlambi, said the unrest has set the department “1 000 feet backwards” in preparing for the return of teachers and pupils to the classroom.

The National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) said 32 schools have been affected by the unrest, and a school in Pinetown was burned to the ground.

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