- ANC leader, Fikilie Mbalula shared photos of a new school in Eastern Cape
- Some South Africans were proud and applauded the government
- Others felt it was nine years too late
African National Congress (ANC) leader, Fikile Mbalula, took to Twitter to gush about the new schools being constructed by the government, in an effort to entirely eradicate mud schools.
The ANC politician shared beautiful photos of the new buildings, which appear to be well-equipped with all the necessary facilities to enable learning.
One of the schools lauded by Mbalula include Dalibango J.P.S,, a primary school in King Williams Town, in the Eastern Cape. The school was handed over in December last year, as part of the ASIDI initiative by the Department of Basic Education.
The Accelerated School Infrastructure Delivery Initiative began in an attempt to solve the backlog of below-standard schools in the region during their ‘strategic planning period’. It intention is to build more schools like Dalibango by 2025, to improve education, Briefly.co.za found.
Nevertheless, South Africans on social media were convinced that Mbalula sharing his pride about the school on Twitter, was merely another pre-election public relations stunt. Some users questioned whether this was part of the 9 years that the ANC has wasted in power,while others sarcastically questioned how much the party had stolen from the funds budgeted for the school.
Thabelo Ramulifho reminded Mba;ula and social media users that just last week,learners in the Eastern Cape blocked freeways, demanding schools.
Others were excited about the developments in public schools that have personally seen and experienced. One user thanked former prresident, Jacob Zuma for his contributions to the Ngidini Senior Primaary School opened in the province in 2018.
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