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Earlier today, 6 February, the DA’s spokesperson for education and MPL, Khume Ramulifho, was also denied access to Hoërskool Roodepoort, allegedly on instruction of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE).
This comes after the Record was denied access to the school earlier today, despite a media invitation from the DA.
Read the initial article here:
Ageing infrastructure: Record denied access to school
Ramulifho told the Record that he suspected, due to it being election year, that the GDE most likely does not want to be exposed for “not having their house in order”. “For us, it’s about the safety of the learners. Parents are complaining. Currently 18 classrooms are not in use and learners are sitting at home,” said Ramulifho.
“I do not report to the MEC (Panyaza Lesufi), I am here to hold him accountable. The DA has the right to do oversight inspections, but the principal of Hoërskool Roodepoort told us the GDE had instructed them to not allow an inspection,” Ramulifho concluded.
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