Premier Must Fulfill Promises Made to uPhongolo Residents

23 January 2014  


The IFP Women's Brigade calls on the KwaZulu-Natal Premier to fulfil the promises he made to the eNkonkoni residents in uPhongolo, while he was an MEC for Education, that they will get a new high school.


"This week, I visited this area where I found that some children don't know where to attend school. They were told to get school transfer letters from their former schools so as to enrol in the new, nearby school - but there is no school. I made several phone calls, even to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Education in the KZN Legislature who stated that she knows nothing about this issue" said IFP Women's Brigade national chairperson, Ms Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa (MPL).


Parents and children claim that former MEC for Education, Senzo Mchunu told them that they will get a new school, but nothing has happened and learners are staying at home with their transfer letters.


"We request that the department of education urgently provide scholar transport to these children, who have to travel long distance to and from school, until the new school has been built in their area. It is distressing to see school children being deprived of a chance to be educated" said KaMadlopha-Mthethwa.


The IFP will submit written questions to the MEC for Education regarding the reasons for the failure to build a new school.


Issued by:

Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, IFP Women's Brigade Chairperson, 079 114 3015


For media queries contact: 

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