Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education accused the community of Inanda of “treason” after they allegedly tried to burn down Mvaba High School on Wednesday.
The office of the school principal and the staff room were set alight, but no extensive damage was done.
The community fired back, saying they loved their school and would never burn it down. They blamed a stand-off between the principal and the teachers.
Since last year, about 19 teachers have been pushing to have the prinicipal removed, after allegations that he had assaulted one of the teachers.
The allegations led to the principal’s suspension. He was reinstated earlier this year after the allegations were proved untrue by a court. When he was reinstated, with the support of the parents, the teachers allegedly abandoned work, and for the past month there has been no learning.