Am­plats erred in de­stroy­ing school

CityPress - - Voices - Tom Mh­langa Johannesburg, Gaut­eng

dis­mayed to read that min­ing gi­ant Am­plats closed down a school in Lim­popo be­cause it was built on com­pany prop­erty. The school was not built by Am­plats, but by the com­mu­nity.

Why did such a big com­pany, that should ac­tu­ally be sup­port­ing the school, choose to shut it down with­out com­pen­sa­tion?

The fact that the school was built on com­pany prop­erty is not im­por­tant.

Am­plats should have done some­thing when it ini­tially dis­cov­ered the school was be­ing built, in­stead of al­low­ing the com­mu­nity to pro­ceed with the plan.

The ed­u­ca­tion and the fu­ture of chil­dren in the com­mu­nity should be a pri­or­ity.

I be­lieve Am­plats should in­vest in the school and not de­stroy it.

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