South African Students Congress

Statement by SASCO Deputy President and the Provincial Task Team

13 February 2013

We as the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) have noted the events taking place at Dr Nelson Mandela High School, and we are concerned and troubled by the behaviour of the principal of that school, who has turned to be a monster to our learners, as there is no democracy in that school.

The Western Cape Education Department has failed to charge the principal, despite the evidence enough provided by the SGB and the Representative Council of Learners:

We, as COSAS Western Cape, realise that we have sat in too many meetings for a very long time, and are now calling for the immediate release of this Mr. Mnotoza as the principal of Dr NR Mandela High school, and an appointment of an acting principal who will have the interests of the learners at heart, and take this school forward. The national department of Basic Education must intervene and provide leadership in this matter because we have lost hope in Hellen Zille and her fishermen of an MEC Donald Grant. Had we not been called refugees in our own province by this excuse of a premier, none of this would have been the case!

Failure by the Basic Education Department to intervene will see all students render this school ungovernable, behind the banner of the Congress of South African Students. We will mobilise all students even from other schools to pledge support for the students of DR Mandela High School.

In honour of Dr President Nelson Mandela, this principal must go!

Released by:

COSAS Deputy President
Tshepo Louw
073 859 0176

Thulani Peter
COSAS Provincial Coordinator
078 299 4110