ANC Built Only 33 Schools Since Take-over

31 May 2013      


The IFP has hailed as an important breakthrough a report which reveals that the KwaZulu-Natal ANC government has only managed to build 33 schools since it took over in 2004. This emerged in a reply from the Province’s Department of Education which was responding to a question posed by the IFP Member of the Legislature who is the party’s Spokesperson on Education, Mntomuhle Khawula.


In his question, Khawula asked the MEC for Education to indicate the number of schools in KwaZulu-Natal. The response was that there are 6018 public schools. He then asked how many of these were built as from 2004.

The answer was only 33.


Commenting on the Department’s answer, Khawula said:

“This reply by the Department of Education is an important breakthrough for the IFP for it makes it clear that, since the ANC took over government in 2004, it has managed to build only 33 schools out of more than 6254 schools in KwaZulu-Natal. The rest were, without any question, built by the IFP government.


“This puts to rest the ANC propaganda through which they have always presented themselves as the only government that has delivered development to the people of KwaZulu-Natal. Indeed the saying that “the truth will set you free” has proved to be correct as it has set the IFP free from the ANC propaganda.”



For Further Information:

Mntomuhle Khawula MPL

IFP Shadow MEC for Education   078 303 4542