EFF as­sists mother in strug­gle to en­rol pupil

Daily Dispatch - - News - XOLELWA DWESINI Xolel­[email protected]­patch.co.za

An East Lon­don mother who said she had bat­tled to get her child en­rolled at Stir­ling Pri­mary School, even­tu­ally called on the EFF for sup­port.

Five po­lice of­fi­cers went to the school on Fri­day morn­ing when the woman and two EFF mem­bers, in­clud­ing EFF re­gional sec­re­tary Sibongile Aloni, ar­rived at the school.

The Dis­patch was on the scene when the mother, who did not want to be named, went into the school, with the red-uni­formed EFF pair stand­ing out­side.

She emerged from Stir­ling after 30 min­utes say­ing the school head­mas­ter had put her child at the top of a wait­ing list. She claimed she had pre­vi­ously tried to en­rol her child at the school three times.

The mother made a num­ber of claims about the school, but nei­ther Stir­ling nor provin­cial ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment spokesper­son Mal­i­bongwe Mtima re­sponded to the al­le­ga­tions.

Aloni said two moth­ers had vis­ited the EFF of­fice to ask for sup­port with their en­rol­ment is­sues. “If the mat­ter is not re­solved we will be back [at the school] and we will not rest un­til these chil­dren are ad­mit­ted,” he said.

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