Lukhanyo Primary, Zwelihle Primary and Qhayiya Secondary schools have been shut as residents continue their protest for the release of their leader, Gcobani Ndzongana and others who are in custody.
The principal of Lukhanyo school, Morris Tshabalala said: “We will make an announcement depending on when the situation stabilises and gets back to normal with the help of the police and whoever is engaging with the community.
“This is for the safety of teachers and children. We urge leaders and the community to be peaceful now”
A community member, Ncumisa Sapepa, a mother of a Grade 3 pupil Milani Sapepa, 9, said, “Taking a child to school won’t help anything. Instead, they might be harmed by the bullets shot by police officers. We feel threatened by police officers.”