Limpopo - Blind learners from Rivoni School for the Blind have blocked several roads leading to Elim Hospital to protest for better accommodation and classrooms.
The angry learners, who have been on the streets since Sunday night, have barricaded the roads with stones and other objects, while books are left scattered all over. They have vowed that they will not return back to classes until an actual plan of when the new classrooms and accommodation will be built.
Rivoni learners have been using mobile classrooms while waiting for proper classrooms promised by the provincial Department of Education in 2016.
“These people do not care about the kind of environment we are forced to attend under. We are forced to use these dilapidated mobile classrooms to call our school and dilapidated buildings as our homes. We do not even have proper blankets. Imagine almost everyone who attend school here have got specials needs,” said Fhedzisani Mudau, a Grade 11 learner.
The protesting learners have blocked the R578 and D3831 roads leading to Elim Hospital forcing locals to use other alternative roads.