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gautengNews24 reports that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has warned frustrated parents that should a district official be attacked during online school placement, the service would be withdrawn.  

"Assaulting our officials who are trying to assist, with placements can’t be tolerated.  We’ve persuaded union members not to pull out their members from our district offices however if a single official is attacked we will withdraw the service," he tweeted on Sunday.  This came after district officials allegedly faced intimidation from parents who had stood in line for hours to place their children only to find that the system was offline.  The service was made available to parents to deal with the backlog in the placement of children.  "After queuing for 3hrs, the ystem is offline.  What for next my Daughter?  We need assistance MEC (sic)," one frustrated parent asked on social media.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Canny Maphanga at News24

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