5th September 2014.
“The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal calls on the
department of Education to re-open Mbonwa High School in
KwalaNgqengqe, KwaMachi, in Harding and suspend the principal,”
said the IFP KZN Shadow Spokesperson on Education, Mrs Thembeni
“The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal
must quickly intervene and re-open the school for the sake of
learners who have not been able to attend school for 3 weeks and
are consequently lagging behind in their learning programme. We
are also calling on the School Governing Body to provide an
effective explanation as to why the school was shut down.
Did the KZN DOE know about the closing of the school and whether
learners' education had been taken into account?,” she asked.
“It has been alleged that the principal
treated learners like prisoners, preventing them from using the
toilet and inflicting harsh punishment. All this needs urgent
investigation in order to get our children back to school,” said
“The IFP cares about the future of learners
and we call on the Department of Education to conduct an urgent
investigation into why the school was closed down and ensure
it’s speedy reopening,” concluded Mrs KaMadlopha Mthethwa.
The IFP KZN Spokesperson on Education MPL
Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa 071 884 3844/079 114 3015
IFP Media Liaison Officer 073 522 1786