President Zuma Disrupts Learning in Hammarsdale

09 April 2014.


The IFP has learned that the arrival of President Jacob Zuma in Hammarsdale, Durban, has led to an unfortunate closure of schools in the area.


“President Zuma is due to address an ANC rally in Mpumalanga stadium today. Eighty percent of the surrounding schools are closed, teachers are wearing ANC T-shirts, and learners are outside class and walking around in the streets. This is how the ANC campaigns," said IFP spokesperson on Education, Mr Mntomuhle Khawula, MPL.


“Two years ago, President Zuma told a meeting of educators that teachers and learners must be in class at all times, yet now he is the one who is disrupting the learning process. It is clear that the ANC has no interest in the education of our children or in their futures. It’s high time that people change the way they vote, by voting out the ANC and letting the IFP govern,” said Khawula.


“The IFP has always prioritised education and has never supported the lowering of the pass rate to 30% at matric level. Under the IFP government, the highest standards were upheld, teachers were trained, schools were supplied with resources, and learners were in always in class receiving quality education”



Issued by:

Mr Mntomuhle Khawula, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Education, 078 303 4542