Police �invigilate� as Madiba students go on rampage

Mahalapye Police were called to restore order at Madiba Senior Secondary School after students reportedly staged a protest yesterday afternoon over food conditions at the school.

The police confirmed the fracas but insisted it was a fight between rival gangs. Mmegi has learnt the strike over the quality of food, which at one time took a violent turn, took place during lunchtime and nearly disrupted the examination timetable set for immediately after lunch break.

Sources at the school told Mmegi that the police were called to calm the situation and an examination paper set for 2pm, had to be done under heavy police guard. Officer Commanding for No 16 District, Superintendent Olefile Badisang confirmed that a “commotion” took place at the school but the matter was resolved fast.

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