The INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY in KZN is concerned about the disruption of education at Mpephosi High School in Empangeni.
“We have raised our concerns many times in the past about allegations of leaner teacher relationships that is affecting education and has led to young girls being exploited by educators. We now find the situation where the parents who claim to have exhausted all avenues to put an end to this relationships between teachers and learners. Whilst we respect the parent’s desire for quality education for their children we would advise that teaching and learning at the school should not be disrupted,” said Mrs Thembeni Madlopha Mthethwa MPL.
“It is most troubling that the principal of the school is alleged to be protecting those teachers involved in these affairs with school girls. If this is found to the true severe action must be taken against the principal. We also question what role officials from the Department of Education in that district and circuit are playing in order to bring stability and investigate these allegations by the parents. Department officials have a responsibility to ensure that there is no disruption to education and any allegations levelled against educators must be investigated without delay. The future of our children is at stake and therefore we demand that the department of education must resolve this matter without any further delay,” concluded Mrs Madlopha-Mthethwa.
Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha-Mthethwa, MPL
IFP KZN Education Spokesperson
071 884 3844 or 079 114 3015