Education minister to head to KZN as 630 schools affected
Basic education minister Angie Motshekga will visit KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday to assess the extent of the damage caused by the floods and to meet with the provincial education department.
Motshekga and KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Kwazi Mshengu will visit affected schools in the province.
The department said the latest statistics show 630 schools were affected, 101 were inaccessible and 124 have suffered extensive damage.
It has been reported 57 pupils died and five are missing.
Rescue and recovery processes are ongoing.
The department confirmed one teacher and food handler was reported to have died in the floods that hammered the province last week.
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