Tornado hits EC schools

A vicious tornado ripped open roofs, flattened walls and severely damaged 26 schools in the Eastern Cape last weekend.

The  majority of these schools are in the OR Tambo Coastal education district.

The damage ranges from flattened toilets to entire roofs being blown off. A team from the infrastructure section of the department of education (DoE) has been sent to assess the extent of damage in all the affected schools, said  Eastern Cape education department spokesman Malibongwe Mtima.

Below is the list of the schools that have been affected by the tornado:

  • Mgezwa, Bensile
  • Manqilo
  • Mzongwana
  • Hillbrow
  • Sichwe
  • Siwali
  • Xura View
  • XuranaLutholi,
  • Ginga
  • Bodweni
  • Botha Sigcawu
  • Masobhuza
  • Luqoqweni
  • Nyosana
  • Parlmeton JSS
  • Bushula
  • Mqhume
  • Phambili
  • Ntanzi
  • St Denis Xhaka
  • Esidwasweni

The department has urged all district directors and officials, including principals, to report any damages incurred by schools due to these tornado.


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