Big stink causes Orange Farm school to close

eNCA's Tshegohaco Moagi reports. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - An Orange Farm primary school in Gauteng has temporarily closed its doors because of sewage running through the institution.

This follows nearly a week of no teaching or learning.

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Nomini Primary School's drainage system is the culprit, leading to non-functioning toilets causing a big stink.

According to School Governing Body member Mary Nkwanyana in rainy weather, sewage in the corridors rises and seeps into classrooms.

"We can't have this situation. How will they learn when there's a foul smell? They are even scared to step inside the classroom and they don't have a place to play anymore. The sewage is also close to the kitchen where food is prepared for the children."

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Parents say they've had enough.

Gauteng Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona says, "there should be a process where the water is being pumped out, and if not, then that process will go ahead."

In the meantime, classrooms remain empty.

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