Sizwe Secondary School
The DA visited Sizwe Secondary School in Elandsfontein, Ekurhuleni, to assess infrastructure conditions following flash floods last week in the region.
The DA has written to Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, to urgently intervene at the school as classes have been disrupted.
It is very unfortunate that the department has failed to help the school since last week despite their plea for assistance.
Disaster Management Team
The damage of the flooding is widespread and since the water has not been drained it has become a major health risk and the water is starting to smell badly.
The department should not sit on their hands in waiting for the water to soak up naturally but should take active measures in draining out the water as soon as possible.
The MEC should appoint a consulting engineer to assess the damage to the school building and have laboratory tests taken on the stagnant water.
The department should engage with the Disaster Management team appointed by the Premier to ensure that all schools in affected areas are included in the plan to mitigate major risks.
The DA will monitor the progress or lack thereof by the department in urgently assisting Sizwe Secondary School.
DA Gauteng Education Shadow MEC
082 398 7375