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Borehole tampered with at school with worm-infested toilets

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The borehole at CW Kies Primary School in Hartswater has been vandalised, further hampering the functionality of the toilets at the school.

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THE BOREHOLE at CW Kies Primary School in Hartswater has been vandalised, further hampering the functionality of the toilets at the school.

Complaints had arisen due to the unsanitary conditions of the toilets, which have been infested with worms and have not been functioning properly since December.

A parents’ meeting was convened on February 27 to try and resolve the matter, but despite efforts, pupils and educators are still compelled to relieve themselves in the veld.

Last week, the Northern Cape Department of Education explained that the toilets were working, but were not being cleaned properly.

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A parent, Antoinette Prince, indicated this week that the toilets were not being cleaned as there was no access to water because the borehole was not working.

Northern Cape Department of Education spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said the district office conducted a site visit at the school to assess the situation relating to the ablution facilities and the responsibilities of the general workers at the school.

“We can confirm that the water supply to the ablution facilities has been tampered with and cut off, thus affecting the functionality of the toilets. Volunteers have supplied the school with water buckets to flush the toilets in the meantime, until the repair work has been completed,” said Van der Merwe.

He added that the labour relations unit was busy with an internal investigation into the conduct of two general workers who were allegedly neglecting their responsibilities.

“In the meantime the school is making use of two Social Development interns to ensure that the ablution facilities are kept clean.”

Van der Merwe expected all the repair work to be completed by the end of March.

“We expect this situation to be resolved by the start of the second school term.”

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