Cosas vows to shut down schools countrywide

PRETORIA - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) is threatening to shut down schools and universities until its demands for more schools and better security are met.

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Learners plan to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Friday to hand over a memorandum and hold a national demonstration.

They're protesting over school infrastructure in some areas, particularly in Mpumalanga.

The organisation says if their demands are not taken seriously they will proceed with demonstrations on a provincial level.

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Cosas Gauteng chairperson, Wandile Mofokeng, said, "The Department of Education has not been taking learners seriously. There are mud schools in Mpumalanga and Limpopo and nothing has been happening to renew those schools."

Threats of violence have surrounded the protest if schools do not comply with the call to shut down.


 

The Congress of South African Students is threatening to shut down schools and universities until its demands are met. Pupils and students will march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum.