KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Mbali Frazer was forced to intervene at a KwaMashu high school where protesting parents were allegedly trying to disrupt the matric exams on Thursday.
It is understood the parents are supporters of a male teacher at JE Ndlovu High School accused of engaging in relationships with pupils.
Parents prevented staff, except the teacher, from entering the school.
Department spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said Frazer had to drop what she was doing to attend to the situation.
Pupils were able to write their exams after the MEC’s intervention.
“It was a teacher who was the cause of the debacle. His colleagues have alleged he has relationships with children at the school. The parents were there to defend him,” Mahlambi told TimesLIVE.
He said the teacher is being…