Alex Japho Matlala
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11 Feb 2020
6:30 am

Angry parents close Limpopo school in fight over headmaster

Alex Japho Matlala

The parents said they would not open the school until MEC for education Polley Boshielo explained why she allegedly ignored their plea for the appointment of their preferred candidate.

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Protracted in-fighting between parents, a school governing body and the Limpopo department of education over the appointment of a school principal has resulted in a community indefinitely closing a Limpopo school last week. Angry parents of pupils at Stanley Mopai Secondary School in Marirone near Relela outside Tzaneen locked up all the school gates in protest against the appointment. Last week the disenchanted parents marched to the school where they held a meeting with management and the governing body. Top of the agenda was the controversial appointment of the principal. The parents said they would not open the school until...