Johannesburg – The EFF has given Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga seven days to shut down schools over fears of rising Covid-19 cases amongst learners or it will take matter into its own hands.
Its leader Julius Malema during a media briefing at the party’s offices on Thursday afternoon questioned the whereabouts of Motshekga, claiming she had been absent from key events including the release of matric results.
Motshekga had contracted Covid-19 at the beginning of the year.
The EFF leader also alluded to the minister being down with cancer, but she is on the job and is expected to visit and inspect schools in Limpopo on Friday.
Malema’s threat comes as South Africa finds itself in the grips of a third wave of the pandemic.
“Schools must close, and the must close with immediate effect because our children are going to die. We give the minister seven days to close schools, failure to do so, we’ll have to close schools ourselves as the EFF.”