JOHANNESBURG, July 31 – The Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi on Monday condemned the go-slow planned by schools in so-called Coloured communities.
The planned action is in solidarity with Klipspruit-West Secondary School, which has been rocked by protests. Last week, schooling was disrupted by parents who are opposed to the appointment of a black African headmaster at the school.
“We have reliably been informed that some Coloured educators in approximately nine schools in Coloured communities in Johannesburg West will embark on a go-slow in solidarity with Klipspruit-West,” said Lesufi.
“The department condemns the go-slow, as all the concerned parties are working tirelessly to resolve the impasse.
The department implores educators to adhere to the code of conduct and desist from taking part in any activities that compromise effective teaching and learning.”
Lesufi said he had introduced interim measures to calm the situation at Klipspruit-West Secondary School.
He said the department had deployed a district official to be based at the school as an interim measure to ensure learning and teaching continued without any disruption.
“It is important noting that the status quo will remain until such time that all issues regarding the school, are resolved.”