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education blackboard thumb medium80 92ANA reports that a teacher who allegedly separated black and white children in the Grade R class at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke in North West has been suspended with immediate effect.  

Sello Lehari, education MEC in the province, said on Thursday that the suspension was to allow investigations to continue.  The teacher reportedly sent a photo showing segregated seating to parents via Whatsapp intending to show them how the children were settling in on their first day at school on Wednesday.  Lehari said the school's explanation was that black children were separated because they were new at the school and could not speak Afrikaans or English.  "We did not accept the explanation," he told community members.  Lehari indicated that a decision on the fate of the principal had not been taken.  On Thursday, protesters, many donning political party T-shirts, gathered outside the school gates to protest against what they viewed as racial segregation at the school.

  • Read the original of the report by Molaole Montsho in full at IOL News
  • Read too, Children removed from Schweizer-Reneke school amid protests over segregated seating, at EWN
  • And also, Viral race row picture only captured a single moment, says Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke, at News24

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