By Nandipha Moyo
Parents in the high density suburb of Mzilikazi have called for the re-opening of the local library which was closed in March last year during the lockdown.
One parent said the library was the source of information for their children and it should re-open for those that can not afford to go for extra lessons.
“The closure of the library has greatly affected us because it is the only place where our children can access reading material . I cannot afford other means of enabling my child to access reading material”.
Mr Masuku another parent voiced his concerns and said the library should be opened because this is the only place were children can occupy themselves .
“Its best that the Mzilikazi Library be opened so that these children can continue reading especially at a time like this when schools are closed. ”
Ward 8 Councilor , Shadreck Sibanda , said the local authority will consider re-opening of libraries when the President revises the extended lockdown regulations.
“It is best that the library remains closed because if opened, it can be a super spreader of the Covid 19 virus. Council will however discuss the matter once the President reviews the regulations which will influence our decision.”