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UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

POWER CUT DURING MATRIC EXAM - FREE STATE

MEDIA STATEMENT ISSUED BY PATRICK MOTSHABI
UDM FREE STATE PROVINCIAL ORGANISER

The 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.

Enquiries:
Patrick Motshabi
UDM Free State Provincial Organiser
082-321-2015


Welkom
17 October 2001