SAPTU condemns destruction of schools

SAPTU fully supports FEDUSA (Federation of Unions of South Africa) in condemning acts of lawlessness and callousness at schools in KwaZulu-Natal in the strongest terms possible. Thirty-two schools have been looted and vandalised in the eThekwini and KwaZulu Natal Midlands.

SAPTU (South African Parastatal and Tertiary Institutions Union) is affiliated with FEDUSA.

“There is no excuse to take away the future of our children,” says Adv. Ben van der Walt, the general secretary of SAPTU. “The acts of hooliganism the country has seen this past week is unacceptable. But to destroy schools, especially those with feeding schemes, is at the next level of criminality.

“Our thoughts are with our colleagues whose job to prepare children for their futures just became even more challenging.”

SAPTU calls on the government to urgently secure schools and bring an end to the unrest in the country.

Find below the FEDUSA press release.

Issued by:                  SAPTU

Date:                           16 July 2021

Enquiries:                  Adv Ben van der Walt, General Secretary SAPTU                                                           Cell.: 083 260 8548