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Several Drommedaris Primary School classrooms gutted in fire

Published Jun 6, 2022

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Eight classrooms were gutted by a fire at the Drommedaris Primary School in Reiger Park.

Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi said the school’s governing body was informed of the fire at about 1pm on Sunday.

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“One of the school’s general assistants reported the incident and the local fire brigade managed to douse the fire,” he said.

Lesufi said eight Foundation Phase (Grade R–3) classrooms and the school’s storeroom were damaged as a result of the fire.

The MEC said police were investigating the cause of the fire.

“The GDE is working tirelessly to ensure that learning at the school, as well as the health and safety of learners, is not compromised due to this incident,” he said.

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Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said: “In addition, like we indicated in the statement, Foundation Phase classes are affected, and as such for today, 6 June, all Grade R–3 learners are not at school. GDE officials and SGB are at the school to come up with a solution on how to accommodate them.”

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