Johannesburg - Hundreds of schoolchildren took to the Joburg CBD streets on Wednesday, going on a rampage and looting shops and vendors during a march organised by the Congress of South African Students (Cosas).
The pupils from Gauteng schools marched to the Department of Education to hand over a memorandum of demands to Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
Pupils are demanding an end to corporal punishment, a ban on application fees for placement at tertiary institutions, and they want proper food in the feeding schemes, to name a few demands.
Provincial Cosas chairman Nkhobo Khomong compared the quality of food in feeding schemes to those served to prisoners.
“Schools don’t serve proper food. They serve pap and fish full of water, cabbage full of water. Students need nutritious meals and not food to fill them up,” said Khomong.