KZN Edu slams protest action at Dalton school

KZN Edu slams protest action at Dalton school

Education authorities in KwaZulu-Natal have slammed the disruptions caused by protesting parents at a school in Dalton near Greytown.

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They're demanding the removal of the principal of Cool Air Secondary School.

The protest, which began on Thursday, continued on Friday morning, with parents burning tyres outside the school premises.

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It's believed two weeks ago, the same group locked the school gates causing disruptions to teaching and learning.

KZN Education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says the department was given a memorandum by the protesting parents last week.

"Educators were prevented by a group called 'Parent Movement', which is working parallel against the SGB.

"There is a planned meeting on the 5th of June where we have called all the parents so that we'll have an opportunity to report back to them. 

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"The MEC did say there is no one who has got powers other than the MEC to go to the school and close the school and disturb teaching and learning." 

Mahlambi says classes are expected to resume on Monday.

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