There is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children - Lesufi

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it is not compulsory for parents to take their children to school on Thursday (today) amidst the taxi strike that caused chaos on Joburg's major routes.

He says for those that are writing their mid-year exams will not be disadvantaged because they did not come to school. Exam dates will be rescheduled to suit everyone.

We don't want children to caught in a cross fire, we want them to be safe and we have to protect them.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

I want to emphasise that there is no need for parents to risk the lives of their children to take them to school.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

Lesufi acknowledged the importance of these exams and urged all schools in Gauteng to be sensitive towards the safety of the learners.

To hear more from Gauteng MEC of Education, listen below:


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