The ANC released a statement earlier calling the DA ‘undemocratic’ because it blocked the move.
Uncollected refuse, a dysfunctional billing system and persistent water and power outages are among the things which residents had been complaining about.
Parents must not allow their children to drop out because of an attitude towards teachers, he said.
‘The ANC condemns the disruption and the call to burn books in the strongest possible terms,’ the ruling party said.
Opposition parties have seen the challenges the ANC faces as an opportunity to raise their own profiles and take voters from the ruling party.