SADTU in the Gauteng province is disturbed by the disruption of teaching and learning at Roodepoort Primary school. This is orchestrated by some parents and teachers who have allegations of maladministration against the school principal.
All these allegations, including recruitment procedures followed in the appointment of the principal and the deputy principal were subjected to an independent forensic audit investigation .The report cleared the principal and also indicated that the process followed in appointing the principal and deputy principal complied with the relevant policies and legislation.
It is therefore our firm view that the disruptions are not related to the unfounded allegations. We have observed racist undertones underpinning these unfortunate and unjustifiable disruptions. It is the responsibility of all of us to eliminate the demon of racism wherever it rears its ugly head.
We condemn this backward behaviour in the gest possible terms and call on all stakeholders to restore teaching and learning at the school.
ISSUED BY: SADTU PROVINCIAL SECRETARIAT
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions