Soweto pupils vandalise school property to get the department's attention

Gauteng Education MEC says the department will not pay to repair Orlando High School, after pupils vandalised school property.

Pupils are calling for the removal of the school principal, Peter Nhlapo.

They told EWN reporter, Masa Kekana, that they vandalised school property to get the department's attention.

Teachers and the School Governing Body also want the principal to be removed.

On Monday apparently they went into some classrooms and students started burning books. By yesterday they had completely destroyed the administration building.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

What the students want is the principal to be removed. They say they feel that he disrespects them. He gets rid of the teachers that are particularity fond of . And he intimidates them. So in an effort to get the department's attention they vandalised the school.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

Teachers also say they would like the principal to be removed. So is the school Governing Body. And he says he recognises that there may be a common denominator here. But, however, disgruntled they may be, he says he will not be paying for any damage to property because he feels that they are taking the facilities for granted.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

He also thinks this could be linked to the other protests we have seen outside the province, and he says he doesn't want any copy cats. He says he will make an example out of Orlando High School to show that if anyone does such a thing, which he says it's criminal behavour, he will shut it down and he will not be paying for that.

Masa Kekana, EWN reporter

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