AfriForum to seek legal advice on Nkandla school that has not been built
The civil rights organisation AfriForum says it will seek legal advice to support a community in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal who have been waiting in vain for a school to be built for their children.
Nkandla is the hometown of President Jacob Zuma.
AfriForum said on Sunday that it had been approached by desperate parents seeking help. Since the start of the school year their children had not had access to education‚ even though they had been assured that a school would be ready at the beginning of the year‚ it said.
"On investigation‚ it has come to light that the KwaZulu-Natal education department had already approved the construction of Khuba Secondary School in 2006. The school has also already been registered‚ but has not been built‚ as had been promised in 2016‚" the civil rights organisation said.
"AfriForum has made it clear to the parents that we cannot help with the construction of a school‚ but we definitely can assist the community to find out why the school has not been built and to ensure that the department fulfils their promises‚" said AfriForum’s project co-ordinator for education, Carien Bloem.