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ParktownBoysNews24 reports that the Gauteng education department has said it would make sure that a Parktown Boys' High School teacher was held accountable for an alleged racist rant.  

The Saturday Star claimed over the weekend that it was in possession of a 45-minute recording of art teacher Nik Muiznieks allegedly using several racial slurs to refer to his pupils.  Muiznieks apparently resigned after the school initiated a disciplinary process.  Provincial spokesperson Steve Mabona said:  "We are unhappy with the resignation, hence we will communicate with the South African Council for Educators (SACE), to charge [him] and determine whether he will be able to educate again.  People must take responsibility of their actions."  The school was embroiled in another scandal last year, when it was reported that an assistant water polo coach had allegedly sexually assaulted 31 boys.  Muiznieks’ recording pointed to another issue at the school – alleged secondary victimisation – where the pupils who reported the sexual abuse were subsequently victimised.  Mabona said the MEC was studying a report from an independent investigative body relating to the victimisation allegations.

  • Read this report by Christina Pitt in full at News24


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