ISSUED BY PROF MTUTUZELI MBADI, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR EDUCATION
is pathetic that violence, rape, sexual harassment, and the theft are only some
of the factors that South African learners and educators have to deal with every
The UDM calls on the Minister of Education to intervene to protect educators,
and other authority figures against the escalating violence in schools, which is
being fuelled by a collapse of discipline amongst learners and educators.
The national crisis that the Education system finds itself in is disgusting. The
sanctity of the learning process is being tarnished and in a few years from now
our economy will suffer as a result of a lack of skills development.
The UDM urges the Minister of Education to address the fears of parents and
educators as the custodian of our children, by implementing national holistic
programmes that will address the unravelling of our moral fibre. The Minister
must act now, for every day that goes by with these derogative events is yet
another day that our children approach a dismal and dark future.
Prof Mtutuzeli Mbadi, MP
UDM Spokesperson for Education
02 October 2001