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Soweto school rejects interim principal

By Tebogo Monama | Sep 07, 2011 |

Schooling has been disrupted at Meadowlands for at least two weeks

DESPITE agreeing not to disrupt classes the school governing body at Meadowlands Secondary School say they do not want their interim principal.

On Monday the Gauteng education department held a meeting with the Soweto Education Summit Task Team to discuss recent disruptions at the school and threats to disrupt the preliminary exams.

The meeting was attended by the South African Council of Churches, Congress of South African Students, the SA Democratic Teachers Union, National Association of School Governing Bodies and National Association of Parents in School Governance, among others.

GDE spokesperson Charles Phahlane said: "The organisations also distanced itself from last week's disruptions and from calls to disrupt education and preliminary exams.

"They agreed to work among their members to prevent any disturbances to learning and teaching at this crucial time of year."

Schooling has been disrupted at Meadowlands for at least two weeks, with the SGB demanding that the department reinstate suspended principal Moss Senye and teacher Fancy Phehle.

The two were suspended on full pay pending an internal investigation and a criminal case after they were accused of assaulting a pupil at the school.

A caretaker principal, George Maluleke, has been sent to the school but the SGB does not want him.

The SGB's Buddy Sekatane said: "The interim principal has not started but we do not recognise him.

"We want the district to explain their choice to parents.

"What we want to understand is why they are only sending the principal now. We have not had a principal for five months."

Phahlane said they were still consulting on whether Senye can be on medical pension because he was allegedly diabetic and has not attended a couple of disciplinary hearings because of his sickness.

But Sekatane said: "Who said that he was sick? He is well. We want him to come back. We hope the school disruptions will stop."

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Khorommbi is available guys...stop fighting.

Sep 07, 2011 7:21 | 0 replies

No. No. No. Julius Malema will take over. Viva

Sep 07, 2011 10:31 | 0 replies


Sep 07, 2011 10:55 | 0 replies

Warning: Do not mess with soweto.You may go to qwa-qwa and mess around,you will definetly win not soweto.

Even Zuma knows where the tittle of democracy should be dedicated to.
Not soweto

Moo batla of fa masepa

Ke ya e tshaba soweto. Sorry people of soweto if you sense any offence.Shuuuuu!!!

Sep 07, 2011 12:6 | 0 replies

And I thought Zulus where the most stupid of the all, this Sekatane guy is talking rubbish, they wanted a principal and now they are getting him but they still complain saying why now?
Khorommbi mukomana, na nne ndi vhona ungari ndi khwine vho vhidza inwi

Sep 07, 2011 1:33 | 0 replies

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Sep 07, 2011 2:6 | 0 replies

I personnally hate Zulus as well and think Joburg can be a better place without them.
@Fukzini I agree with you my brother
@ Bibi - What attention is that? Sounds like you are a follower yourself

Sep 07, 2011 2:25 | 0 replies

Too much powers given to SGBs

Sep 07, 2011 3:5 | 0 replies

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Sep 07, 2011 3:10 | 0 replies

@Bibi I guess its not about entetaining youor anyone else for that matter but expressing exactly how one feels. So if you find any comment boring, rather ignore or not read it at all. I can see you are one of them, idiot

Sep 07, 2011 3:20 | 0 replies


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Sep 07, 2011 3:49 | 0 replies