Pupils roam streets as teachers protest

Tremaine van Aardt

PUPILS at Molly Blackburn Senior Secondary School have been wandering the streets of KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage for three days while their teachers continue to protest in the hope of being able to have a meeting with the school principal.

Following a heated argument in April over the reinstatement of a temporary teacher, Zoleka Nduvane, everything went pear-shaped for the school’s 56 teachers, who sided with Nduvane.

A power struggle ensued between teachers and the management team – principal Kholisile Ngqondi and vice- principals Vusumzi Dlutu and Sipho Goba – which should have been resolved at a meeting at the end of April, Grade 10 teacher and SA Democratic Teachers’ Union site steward Thembisa Deli said yesterday.

However, to date the meeting had not taken place, Deli said.

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