Cape Town – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said teaching and learning continue at a school which parents claim poses a safety hazard for their children.
This comes after parents of pupils attending Portland Primary in Mitchells Plain picketed outside the school premises on Thursday and shut the school down, stating that for safety reasons they would not allow their children onto the school grounds.
One of the parents, Shinaz Mohamed, told IOL it was clear the school was falling apart, adding that the stairs were collapsing.
“The stairs are falling apart. The whole block is falling apart. There is a whole section of the school where the stairs are broken. Flooring from the…