'We want action!' Sadtu calls for urgent summits to address violence in schools

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Satdu) says it wants parents and affected parties to convene for summits aimed at addressing violence and drugs in schools.

The union was reacting to the stabbing of three learners allegedly by a fellow pupil at Forest High School in the South of Johannesburg on Monday.

One of the boys, believed to be a grade 8 pupil, died following the incident.

We need to get to a position whereby as a society we take ownership of schools, of the education of our children.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

A school is a microcosm of society, which means that until you get a situation whereby parents take full ownership of the education of their children at a local level we are bound to have this conversation over and over.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

Fakude says previous summits which have taken place at government level have not been effective.

We want action, but in all reality where does that action come from? It must be implemented at the most local level where the schools are. We want the CPS, want policing forums, for example, taking ownership of schools.

Xolani Fakude, Head of secretariat - South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu)

A 19-year-old learner was arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto on Monday in connection with the stabbings at Forest Hill School.

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