KwaZulu-Natal MEC Kwazi Mshengu will on Monday visit several schools around Phoenix north of Durban following last week’s civil unrest in the province that led to racial tensions in this area.
Mshengu’s visit to these schools is to ensure that teaching and learning proceeds without challenges. It is alleged that several parents had expressed their fears of sending their kids back due to these tensions.
Provincial department spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa says, “the MEC has been crisscrossing the whole province engaging with different stakeholders . He will be in phoenix, the most hard hit area in terms of violence and reported killings. He is engaging with stakeholders there, SGB’s, associations and teacher unions. We are ready as a sector for the schools opening. We don’t expect any hectic incident ,we are on the ground.”
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Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says a total of 20 people have now been arrested in connection with a number of deaths in Phoenix, north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
There has been a public outcry on alleged police inaction following the deaths in the area.
On Friday, Ntshavheni addressed the media in Pretoria during which she announced the arrest of five more people in Phoenix.
“In terms of arrests that are related to the murders, five additional people were arrested for the unrest related murders in KZN – bringing the total arrests for the murders to 20. The five additional arrests are in connection to the murders in Phoenix,” says Ntshavheni.
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