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Public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane and school principal, Nomsa Zikhali standing outside her office. Photo from PublicProctectorSA twitter Photo PublicProctectorSA twitter  ~ 

PARENTS and teachers at Sunshine Primary School are hoping for a better future.

This was after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane visited the school in Mbazwana, Umhlabuyalingana, last week.

For almost 20 years the school has been using shacks for classrooms.

SGB chairman Lihle Mnguni said Mkhwebane’s visit has given them hope.

“Two days before Mkhwebane’s visit, the education department brought two temporary classrooms.

“I suspect it’s because they knew the public protector was coming,” said Mnguni.

KZN education spokesman Kwazi Mthethwa said: “The department has sent a delegation led by the district director to the school.

“ The school has now been prioritised.

“The damage caused by the recent storms has forced the department to redirect funds from planned to emergency projects.

Cleopatra Mosana, spokeswoman for the office of the public protector, said: “We can confirm that the public protector visited the school and saw the plight of the pupils at the school.

“The education department has promised to deliver more mobile classrooms.

“They also promised that construction will start in the 2018/2019 financial year.

“The public protector will monitor the department to ensure they fulfil the promises made.”

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