Devon Hofmeyr from the Afrikaans Nationalist Youth Movement Bittereinders said they will not allow the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to disrupt the Danie Malan Primary School or any other school for that matter.
BITTEREINDERS WILL NOT TOLERATE EFF PROTEST AT SCHOOL GATES
He said it is traumatic for the children and it creates division between the races instead of “bringing us together”.
Hofmeyr was speaking after an incident on Monday morning when a group of about 50 parents came together at the Danie Malan Primary School in Pretoria North regarding the placement of their children.
According to Bittereinders, the EFF tried to take advantage of the situation and pulled at the school gate.
Bittereinders rushed to the Danie Malan Primary School but when they got there everything was in order.
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Hofmeyr said while the problem is about the placement of children, the EFF wanted to take advantage of the situation and make it a racial thing.
PARENTS ARE FRUSTRATED AS THEY WAIT FOR SPACE
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Unhappy parents, both black and white said they are frustrated and have been going up and down trying to find space for their children in spite of the fact that they received SMS notifications.
“Our children are not even happy to be South Africans. What are we going to tell them tomorrow when other kids go to school and they stay home,” Onesimo Phillips said.
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“Where is Lesufi now with his online application. He abandoned this post to accept another one,” Phillips added.
Gauteng Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona told The South African that Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane will visit the school soon but did not say when.
BITTEREINDERS WILL PROTECT ALL CHILDREN IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE
Hofmeyr said Bittereinders will not tolerate the EFF creating chaos or disrupting schools and in particular the Danie Malan Primary School.
“While we were at the school yesterday, we saw four little children siting at a desk laughing and drawing, no hate and no division.”
“I don’t care if it is white, black or brown children, we will protect them as we want to have a free and peaceful education,” Hofmeyr said.