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Tembisa residents demand answers following injury of 18 learners

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Concerned Tembisa residents, in Ekurhuleni, are demanding accountability for the neglect of schools in the area.

Their call follows the injury of 18 learners from Umthambeka Primary School after a ceiling collapsed on them on Tuesday.

It’s understood two of the children were rushed to hospital, while the rest are recovering at home.

The furious and frustrated residents say someone must be brought to book for shoddy maintenance at local schools.

They say shattered windows and broken ceilings are all too common at schools in the community.

They’ve called on the Gauteng Education Department for urgent intervention as learners remain increasingly vulnerable to injury on school grounds.

YNews headed to the primary school for answers and the school’s principal declined to comment.

Parents, meanwhile, say the incident should serve as a wake-up call, to out-of-touch authorities. Written by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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