STATEMENT ISSUED BY PATRICK MOTSHABI
UDM FREE STATE PROVINCIAL ORGANISER
United Democratic Movement (UDM) is dismayed about the disruption during Teto
Senior Secondary School maticulants' exam in Welkom, Free State, when the
school's power was cut and they had to be moved to Lenakeng Technical to
complete the examination.
Apparently the provincial department of education failed to pay their
electricity bill and the power was subsequently cut.
The fact of the matter is that, once again young South African's have become the
victims of the ANC's seeming inability to govern properly and to administer our
country's finances. Today's occurrence was totally unnecessary; Government
should pay its bills.
It can no longer be said that only the teachers' strike is irresponsible and to
the detriment of our learners, when the ANC government makes itself guilty of
sabotaging our matriculants' examinations.
As a consequence of today's happenings the results of this particular group's
exam will be dubious. How does the ANC government propose to rectify the
situation, but more importantly they must commit to it never happening again.
Our learners, and in particular our matriculants, deserve fair and credible
examination by the Department.
UDM Free State Provincial Organiser
17 October 2001