[LISTEN] Teachers union has a 'date in court" with Motshega over schools re-opening

[LISTEN] Teachers union has a 'date in court' with Motshega over schools re-opening

The Educator's Union of South Africa (EUSA) says it will be meeting Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshega in court next week over the reopening of schools. 

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EUSA's President, Celo Bhengu says: "On the 2nd of June it is our court date with the Minister of Education."

The High Court in Pretoria wil hear the amtter. 

EUSA says schools in township and rural areas arenot ready for grade 7 and 12 pupils to head back to class. 

Sadtu's Mugwena Maluleka has also warned that they do not believe all schools are ready to open on Monday. 

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Bhengu insists: "We remain committed to prioritising the lives of teachers against all odds. Other unions have released statements as lip service while they sat in meetings with the minister and agreed to the reopening of schools. Teachers need to see now who is the friend of the employer and who is the friend of teachers."

He adds: "We will not allow a genocide to happen in our schools under our watch."

Listen to Bhengu  below: 

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