Calm at Eastern Cape school after learners are thought to possess demons

The Eastern Cape Department of Education says classes had resumed at the Ntsika Senior Secondary School in Makhanda following a series of prayer and cleansing ceremonies.

Chaos erupted at the school on Friday and Monday when pupils suddenly started behaving strangely appearing to be hysterical.

The department’s Malibongwe Mtima says they didn’t know what was the case, and says it looked like something that really needed prayer, because some were acting like they’ve had demons.

A final cleansing ceremony will be held tomorrow.