The Heathfield High School community has lodged a criminal charge against a Western Cape Education Department (WCED) official after he allegedly asked a teacher at the school to falsely testify against the principal, Wesley Neuman, in exchange for an employment contract. Neuman faces a string of charges after refusing to reopen the school during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this period, matric learners were set to return to school in June. In a sworn statement, the teacher who was allegedly asked to falsely testify against Neuman said he received a phone call from the official at around lunch time on Tuesday, requesting to see him at his house later that afternoon.
The teacher then visited the official’s house and saw him allegedly carrying educator’s employment records and told him that his contract would expire at the end of this year and that he could arrange a post at South Peninsula High for 2021.
To tell us more, we are joined by the Spokesperson for the Executive Action Group at Heathfield High, Allan Liebenberg…