Parents from Hammanskraal protested outside Die Hoërskool Wonderboom on Thursday, January 27 demanding that the department build a new school. This comes after learning was suspended at Skampaneng Primary School in Hammanskraal following the collapse of a side of a class at the school and water coming up from underneath the ground. A classroom at  Sekampaneng Primary collapsed on Monday while others were waterlogged.

The school has over 2400 learners; the DA has issued a press release demanding that the Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi must provide the school with temporary mobile classrooms to ensure that learning and teaching continue in a conducive environment without any disruptions.

Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said that the district director did the receive the memorandum. Marketing manager of Die Hoërskool Wonderboom, Gustav Dreyer, said they were informed before the time that there will be possible protestors.

“We will dispatch structural engineers to conduct the necessary assessment. In the interim, we will deliver mobile units to assist to accommodate learners,” said Mabona.

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