Mpumalanga DA lays complaint against Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Mpumalanga has laid a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission against Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane.

The party’s provincial leader Jane Sithole is accusing the Premier of failing to address the challenges that learners with disabilities face at the Masinakane Special School.

Sithole says learners are subjected to inhumane conditions at the school.

She says since the outbreak of COVID-19 only 31 of the 154 learners are attending school.

Sithole says, “As the Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga, we are very much concerned about the situation at Masinakane School for the disabled. We must remember that those children have learning challenges, some of them very severe and the fact that some of them had to stay at home because there is no accommodation for them. It is very, very disheartening. They must be treated like all other children, they must be allowed to be in school and we feel this government is not taking children with learning disability seriously, hence we are escalating this matter.”