Some teachers at Dr Nelson R Mandela High
School have refused to teach until the principal Linda Mnotoza is removed from
This follows allegations that the principal
had charged parents a R200 fee and refused to admit children who did not
The school is a no-fee school.
Ministerial spokesperson Bronagh Casey said
the department investigated the allegations and found the principal not
Casey explains that the principle was
cleared and was never charged and therefore the principle has every right to
return to the school.
Furthermore Casey adds that this group of educators’
refusal to work is in clear violation of their teaching contracts, there are
clear legal and labour related processes in place for the selection, nomination
and appointment of principles.
Casey said that principles do not get
selected by teachers or to suite the teachers’ only and therefore internal
conflict between staff should be dealt with in a professional manner.
Casey says that these educators however,
now see it fit to protest during school hours and to disrupt the learning
opportunities of the learners.
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