Parents express concern on reopening of schools in SA amid COVID-19 pandemic

The decision to begin a phased reopening of schools from 1 June in South Africa has been received with mixed emotions. On Tuesday evening, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega announced that matriculants and grade 7 pupils will be first to resume classes. The country has been on a lockdown for almost two months in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus, which has seen the nation becoming the epicenter of the pandemic on the continent. In the following report Jane Rabothata, looks into how parents and learners are reacting to the reopening of schools.