Kimberley - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday condemned the burning of part of a primary school in Kuruman, Northern Cape.
“Preventing learners from their right to an education and malicious destruction to infrastructure cannot be tolerated,” Motshekga said in a statement.
She said the administration blocks of some schools in the area had been set alight in the past two months.
The department suspected the arson was linked to protests in the area that have prevented pupils and staff at54 schools attending class since June 5.
Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said Keatlholela Primary School in Hyson village was set alight between 4am and 5am on Wednesday. A case of arson was opened and no arrests had been made.