School tightens security
There has been sturdy security in Masuku Primary School in Folweni, South of Durban as schools re-opened today.
Hundreds of pupils from Masuku Primary School woke up with fear and worry this morning after a school teacher was shot and killed on school grounds last term. Parents accompanied their children to confirm whether schooling would commence.
One of the parents Lindiwe Zwane said that it was not easy for her as she felt the need to accompany her child to school.
“The fact that other parents also came, it shows teachers and children that we fully support them,” Zwane said.
Sbonakaliso Nyawose, a Grade 7 teacher was shot and killed on school grounds just before they were closed. Pupils and teachers were left traumatised. This incident also led to pupils not receiving their mid-year progress reports as the school no longer functioned normally.
Acting Principal Philisiwe Biyela assured parents, teachers and pupils that it will be teaching and learning as expected.
“Although the school had a traumatic second term, everything is normal and teaching will be going as expected,” she said.
Folweni residents came in numbers for the re-opening of the school after it was announced that the MEC for Education in KwaZulu- Natal Kwazi Mshengu, will be present.
“Due to other commitments, the MEC is now expected to come on Wednesday,” Biyela said.
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