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newsEWN reports that the Department of Education says it is satisfied with the resignation of an alleged racist teacher at Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg.  

The teacher apparently went on a 45-minute rant in which he called an Indian pupil "Isis" and others monkeys.  This followed reports that an art teacher labeled pupils who reported the school's former polo coach for alleged abuse and rape as “evil snitches”.  Education spokesperson Steve Mabona says the department took the actions of the two teachers seriously.  The department also said its MEC was studying a report into nine other teachers who were investigated for secondary victimisation following the sexual abuse case.  “You can’t take the situation where learners were traumatized, to be traumatized further,” Mabona stated.

  • Read this report by Hitekani Magwedze in full at EWN

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