- Learners at Mthwane Senior Secondary made a chilling discovery when they realised that a tombstone had been erected in one of their classrooms
- The tombstone was built during the school holidays, but it was in honour of someone buried on the grounds years ago
- The KwaZulu-Natal department of education is in the process of relocating the school to another plot
The first day of school brings with it many emotions for teachers and learners alike.
Some are thrilled to be back with their peers and to learn, while others dread their return.
However, learners at Mthwane Senior Secondary in KwaZulu-Natal got a little more than they bargained for when they made a chilling discovery.
Upon entering one of the Grade 10 classrooms, the youngsters discovered that a tombstone had been erected on the inside.
SowetanLIVE reported that there's been a longstanding battle for ownership of the land that the school is built on.
A woman recently emerged who has claimed that her late grandfather is the rightful owner and the tombstone was erected in his honour.
It seems this was the final straw for the KZN Department of Education as they've confirmed that the school will be relocated soon.
Briefly.co.za learnt that numerous other graves exist within the school grounds.
Fortunately, a local chief has come to the party and donated a plot of land for the school to utilise in the near future.
Education spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa said that mobile classrooms have been provided, but that sanitation still needed to be resolved.
Mthethwa was optimistic that the new facility would be up and running within a week.
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