They are demanding that the Eastern Cape Department of Education commit to a date to safeguarding the school
“The safety of our children comes first,” says Dikeledi Ngqola, deputy chairperson of the school governing body at Garrett Primary in Zwide, Gqeberha.
Ngqola joined dozens of angry parents who shut down the school by blocking the gates with burning tyres and rocks on Wednesday morning. They are demanding that a secure fence be built around the school.
On Monday we reported that parents blamed the Eastern Cape Department of Education for letting the school’s grounds go to ruins. They say countless pleas over the years for a fence have been ignored.
According to parents, the fence installation was meant to start in March. But the department told GroundUp that it is still in…