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Hundreds of parents of children attending Roodepoort primary school, west of Johannesburg, are still hesitant to send their kids back to the school.

The school has been re-opened after it was closed last month due to violent protests regarding the appointment of the principal.

The Gauteng Education Department estimates that about 300 learners have not returned to the school. The parents have raised several concerns.

Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for education in Gauteng Panyaza Lesufi says, security will be tightened at Roodepoort primary school.

"It is the only school in the country where we have armed security by the way, so we will continue and we have accepted the recommendation of the task team so we will add additional security and we will ensure that every child and every teacher is secured."
"There are parents that usually drop off their kids and then after stand at the gate. There was an incident that happened before this nonsense started; they were able to throw a petrol bomb at one of the teacher's cars. So what makes me think that my daughter is safe there?

I have confidence in the department of education because they have assured the people that children will be safe at school. My child was repeating grade four so I am worried that he is going to repeat again," says concerned parent.

Source: SABNCNews

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