South Africa primary teacher accused of classroom apartheid


In a statement on Wednesday, the National Freedom Party (NFP) called for the shutdown of the school saying it strongly condemned the racist segregation of learners.

Of course, there are ways to look at things and in order for one to reach an informed conclusion, there has to be a lot more factual evidence that supports these perceived racial incidents.

"The kids were quite unsettled, you must realise they were five years old on their first day at school, and she grouped them in a way she thought would settle them quickly and comfort them", he said.

On Thursday, the North West Education and Sport Development member of the executive council (MEC), Sello Lehari together with other senior managers visited the school to investigate the incident.

"I will send a team to do an investigation into all deal with issues of racism in totality", Lehari said. "This primary school is an example of their behaviour and hatred toward black children", said the teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity.

"They created a group parents and teachers group chat on WhatsApp previous year". I have never been so livid, outraged, disappointed in all my life.

The TimesLIVE publication contacted the school's principal.

"As a government, we would like to condemn any form of racism, alleged or not, and we deeply regret this unfortunate incident taking place in our country 25 years into democracy", said the spokesperson.

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An image circulating on social media which shows black and white children seated at separate tables at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

In the other pictures, children of different races can be seen interacting.

Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat was found guilty of racism after a probe by the Gauteng education department.

"If you can not accept children as children, get out of the classroom".

"The governing body does not condone any distinction based on race".

Some white parents have removed their children from the school because they fear for their safety.

It is baffling to see that in 2019, we still have institutions that subject our children to this kind of psychological damage.

"It is for this reason, I will travel to Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke tomorrow [ Thursday] to demand answers as to how young learners were allegedly exposed to this situation".