Jacques Smalle MPL
DA Limpopo Provincial Leader:
The DA condemns the act of arson that damaged another school in Malamulele and urges the department of education in Limpopo to provide mobile classrooms and replacement textbooks to the affected 5 damaged schools as a matter of urgency.
The arson of Katini high school in Xigalo village occurred less than 48 hours after the task team opted to suspend the six weeks long violent protest of the community in demand of their own municipality.
The DA suspects that this may be the devious act of hooligans who do not accept the decision taken by the task team and government to suspend the violent protest that prohibited 179 000 learners from attending school this year.
The DA will engage the Limpopo Police Commisioner , Lt.Gen. Fanie Masemola, to increase the public order policing unit to patrol the schools of Malamulele to avoid more unnecessary damage to property.
We call upon the police to investigate these acts of arson that destroyed government buildings and schools and to hold the responsible persons accountable.
The DA urges the Acting MEC , Jerry Ndou , to implement an emergency catch up plan for the learners of Malumulele and to provide all the necessary support and resources in ensuring that learning and teaching normalizes before the end of this school term.