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Court orders arrest of Sadtu leaders

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Court orders arrest of Sadtu leaders

A spokesperson for the department of education said that a court had ordered the arrest of provincial and central branch leadership after South African Democratic Teachers' Union in Soweto defied a court interdict and held a meeting on Monday in Thokoza. The department had obtained an interdict against a meeting of Sadtu, but members convened in Elkah Stadium anyway. After the Johannesburg Metro Police Department barred entry into the stadium, the union held its meeting in Thokoza Park, in open contempt of the court's interdict. However, Sadtu regional spokesperson Ronald Nyathi said, "Leaders can never be arrested. We are not interested in the interdict. The department is brainless. Instead of meeting us to discuss the recovery plan, they are opening cases against us." The court has reportedly ordered the Sadtu leaders to be jailed for 15 days, which should be just enough for them to be able to think really deeply about how their stance may be, well, unclever.  Read more: SowetanLive and Sapa, via M&G

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