September 20, 2021

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Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says 1 169 teachers succumbed to Covid-19.

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By Lucas Ramabu

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga says this year only, 1 169 educators succumbed to Covid-19. She was speaking during the media briefing yesterday on the state readiness of the reopening of public schools in South Africa.

Angie Motshekga says this year alone, up to Friday, 12 February, the number of deceased educators stands at 159; while for non-teaching staff they have recorded 63 deaths.

Angie Motshekga says it is heart-breaking, and they convey their sincere condolences to the affected families

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