The MEC was wrong, no sane parent would burn a school, caller tells Eusebius

Who should rebuild the school that was torched in Katlehong?

Gauteng MEC for education Panyaza Lesufi says his department will not fix it.

Residents of Katlegong took to the streets to protest over electricity.

Callers on the Eusebius McKaiser show have a take on the matter.

I have a problem with people who have a service delivery problem and go and torch schools. I support Lesufi when he says he is not going to fix the school that was torched because the people were protesting about electricity. What does the school have to do with electricity?

Joe, Caller

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It is easy for us to say these are poor communities, therefore, we need to understand that they are frustrated. It is simple, if you burn a school, Lesufi shouldn't put your kid in another school, you should see to finish. These people must understand that if you burn a school you will not get another one. We should learn to take care of what we have.

Thabo, Caller

We can't allow a situation where when we protest we damage property. You can't protest for electricity and damage the education of our children.

Tahir, Caller

The public service does not carry any form of insurance; it is actually prohibited. You cannot ensure even a car when you rebuild that school that becomes irregular spending.

Michael, Caller

I don't think there is any sane parent who would go around and torch a school. I think the MEC was wrong to ascribe the burning of the school to parents alone. It is definitely the young people who burnt that school.

Tebogo, Caller

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