'No one can stop us from school visits'

GOOD COURSE: ANC's Julius Malema accompanied Limpopo tycoon David Mabilu (not in the picture) to donate R500 000 to Mveladzandivho Primary School in Tshiawelo, Soweto, yesterday. The money will be used to build extra classrooms. PIC: PETER MOGAKI. 02/02/2010. © Sowetan.
GOOD COURSE: ANC's Julius Malema accompanied Limpopo tycoon David Mabilu (not in the picture) to donate R500 000 to Mveladzandivho Primary School in Tshiawelo, Soweto, yesterday. The money will be used to build extra classrooms. PIC: PETER MOGAKI. 02/02/2010. © Sowetan.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said yesterday that he needed no one's permission to contribute towards building quality education for South African children.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said yesterday that he needed no one's permission to contribute towards building quality education for South African children.

"No one can stop us. Whether you are from the ANC office or any other organisation you cannot do that," Malema said after visiting Mveladzandivho Primary School in Tshiawelo, Soweto.

Earlier this month, Malema disrupted schooling in Khutsong on the West Rand. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told him to "keep out of the schools". "How are we going to see problems in our schools if we do not visit them," Malema said yesterday.

"If we sit in air-conditioned offices we will never know what infrastructure and material problems are in our schools," he told parents and community members at the school where he accompanied Limpopo tycoon, David Mabilu who donated R500000 to build extra classrooms.

There were no disruptions at Mveladzandivho. Malema and his entourage arrived at the school just after 10am. The handover took about 15 minutes. Teachers and pupils continued with lessons during the handover.

Malema made a tour of the school after the ceremony, a move the Gauteng education spokesperson was against.

"Principal, no," said Charles Phahlane oblivious to Malema's anger.

"Why? Why?" Malema asked as he took principal Takalani Semenya's hand and led him on a tour.

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