Naptosa angry at 'senseless, unforgivable' vandalism of KZN schools

Naptosa angry at 'senseless, unforgivable' vandalism of KZN schools

There's anger and concern after several schools in KwaZulu-Natal were vandalised.

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Broken school window / iStock

Around 32 schools have been looted and at least one burnt as the unrest continues in some parts of the province.

The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) spokesperson Basil Manuel says such senseless acts are unforgivable and are destroying children's future. 

"A number of schools have also reported that the ablution facilities have also been trashed, vandalised and smashed to bits and pieces so it is a bigger problem than you think it is. 

READ: Two schools burnt down, others looted: KZN Education

"Unfortunately, these schools don't have security, they can't afford security and they are in the vulnerable areas and we think this number will be growing."

Manuel says schools in the province are already in a state of disrepair with the Education Department having had infrastructure backlogs for years. 

"Naptosa's concern is that we don't have enough schools, we finding difficulty replacing the school and if we are damaging schools now, what happens to those children who were suppose to return to school soon?"

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