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Cost of fire damage to Mamusa Primary School estimated at R180,000

The fire destroyed the mobile classroom, desks and chairs, textbooks and exercise books.

A fire engulfed a classroom at Mamusa Primary School in the northwest township of Ipelegeng on March 21, 2022. Photo: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG – More than R180,000 in damage was reported on Monday after a fire tore through a mobile classroom at Mamusa Primary School in the North West.

The provincial education department said the devastating fire at Ipelegeng Township Primary School near Schweizer-Reneke happened on Sunday.

It is alleged that members of the community living near the school saw the mobile classroom catch fire.

However, by the time they alerted the fire department, the damage was already done.

The fire destroyed the mobile classroom, desks and chairs, textbooks and exercise books.

Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela strongly condemned the incident.

Department spokesman Elias Malindi said: “It is extremely disappointing that on the same day that we celebrate Human Rights Day as a country, we are faced with a violation of this same right to human rights. ‘education. Many have died for these rights enshrined in the Constitution. We want the law to take its course against those behind this.



Cost of fire damage to Mamusa Primary School estimated at R180,000

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