Gauteng premier Paul Mashatile has re-affirmed calls that education "should not be compromised" for political gains.
Mashatile said teachers had no reason to spend time outside classrooms campaigning for political parties "at the expense of teaching pupils".
Education Minister Naledi Pandor also criticised teachers who attend political gatherings in school hours, saying it was "unprofessional".
The South African Democratic Teachers Union's Soweto branch chairperson Ronald Nyathi is on record saying that "schooling will only be stable when ANC president Jacob Zuma is elected the country's national president". - Kingdom Mabuza