KwaZulu-Natal Education Department representatives confirmed that a local crèche was set ablaze during the service delivery protests that had broken out this week in the South Coast of KZN.
The local authorities provided another temporary facility to host the children from zero to four years old while the crèche was refurbished.
“This is such a horrible situation for us on the ground. These are innocent babies and little children who will have their early education compromised,” the chairperson of the Khayelitsha crèche, Susan Mzobe, said on Wednesday.
The crèche, located in Mvutshini, near Margate, was burnt down on Tuesday after the enraged protesters demanded water services and improved roads, the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality said.