The educators during the sit-in. Photo: Lizzy Bapela

Khabele Primary School staff and headmistress face off over working conditions


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Educators at Khabele Primary School on Tuesday, 24 October, levelled a series of allegations against the headmaster, Mpho Francinah Motshegoa, who poured a bucket of cold water on all these claims. 

The educators embarked on a sit-in at the Bela-Bela Circuit Office’s boardroom, to press home demands that their grievances be addressed.

They alleged Motshegoa was a dictator, and that she allegedly disrecpected the teaching staff.

The educators said Motshegoa’s alleged behaviour affected the school’s learners’ intake over the years.

Against the backdrop of the continuing crisis, the educators alleged extra-mural activities had ground to a halt, with the headmistress allegedly reluctant to support such endeavours, financially and otherwise.

In a separate interview with the The BEAT, Motshegoa said she was surprised by the educators’ decision to abandon classes and proceed to the circuit office.

At the time of going to press, District Senior Manager, Julia Madela, was not available for comment.

5 months ago       26 October 2017