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By Michael Sakuneka | 2010-02-16 00:00:00.0 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

TEACHERS working around Mokwakwaila and Mokgwathi villages in Bolobedu always arrive late at work when it rains because of slippery roads.

TEACHERS working around Mokwakwaila and Mokgwathi villages in Bolobedu always arrive late at work when it rains because of slippery roads.

The teachers said they sometimes ended up not going to work because the areas were not accessible.

Yesterday the teachers, who were being transported to their schools by bus, had to look for alternative transport after the bus got stuck in the mud near GaMoroko village.

The teachers told Sowetan that those who had their own vehicles first waited for the road to dry out before they could drive to work.

A teacher who wanted to remain anonymous said some of them end up going back home when it rains the whole day.

This also results in pupils losing out owing to the teachers' absence.

The teacher said they hoped the government would consider tarring the road, which was becoming a serious threat to their lives and jobs.

According to the bus driver, Reuben Mokoena, the bus was stuck in the mud from 6.30am. He had to wait for the road to dry so that he could try and force the bus out of the mud.

"We transport a total of 65 teachers whom we collect from GaKgapane near Modjadjiskloof, but those who work in areas without tarred roads have to suffer like this when it rains," Mokoena said.

The Greater Letaba Municipality spokesperson Vyida Rakubu said they were not aware of the situation but promised to investigate.

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