ANC MEC Must Account for Jozini School Closure Today

09 April 2013    


The IFP has expressed its concern following a school closure in Jozini, Northern KwaZulu Natal today, ahead of a visit by the KwaZulu Natal MEC for Finance, Ms Ina Cronje.


Describing the closure of the Hlazazana High School as pure madness, IFP MP and spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane said, "This is just the latest example of complete recklessness on the part the ANC-led government in the Province, which speaks to a total disregard for the education, and the future of our children," said Mpontshane.


Mpontshane said that the government of KwaZulu needed to provide the people of Jozini with answers as to why their children were denied their right to education today.


"In a country where our children already receive a wholly inferior education, surely the parents of the learners of Hlazazana High School deserve answers as to why an MEC's visit to town brought schooling to a halt today. This flies in the face of President Zuma's statements that teachers should be in school, and teaching, at all times during school hours. This is a situation which should be condemned in the strongest possible terms," said Mpontshane.


In conclusion Mpontshane added, "The IFP calls on the KZN MEC for Education Mr Senzo Mchunu to provide answers as to why Hlazazana High School was closed today and why learners were denied their constitutional right to education. We are going to hold the MEC to account," concluded Mpontshane.



Issued by IFP Spokesperson on Education, Mr Alfred Mpontshane, MP, on 083 441 6201. 


IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, on 073 024 5675