Primary School learners at Dibeng village outside Polokwane in Limpopo are learning inside shacks. This follows a decision by their parents to demolish the school building saying it was dilapidated.

The school had been built by community members in 1960. The education authorities have threatened to take legal action against some community members and the school governing body.

The department would not be drawn to comment further. Community representative Kenneth Ramatshela says the building was no longer safe.

“The school has been written off, let’s demolish the school and take the material so that we can build the shacks for the kids so that they can come back to school and attend because they are behind with the lessons, so that is why you see the school is like this,” says community representative Kenneth Ramatshela.