No water, so classes halted
PUPILS at Ormonde Primary School have not been attending classes this week because their school again does not have any water.
Thandi Mabuza, whose grandchild is in Grade 2, said: “The school told us there is no water and the children must stay home.” She said they were not informed when the pupils can come back to school.
Pupils at the school were sent home again because a contractor did not deliver water tankers. DA Gauteng education spokesperson Khume Ramulifho claims the school receives water from an illegal connection. “It is disturbing to discover that the department is making use of an illegal connection to supply water. All of those involved must be held to account.”
Ramulifho said Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi “seems to enjoy cutting ribbons more than addressing the lack of basic services faced by many schools across the province”. He added: “The basics must be put right first, then the photo-ops can follow. MEC Lesufi has a duty to ensure basic services are provided to all schools in the province.”
The Gauteng Department of Education did not respond to enquiries.