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Laerskool Schweizer Reneke teacher must be dismissed, banned - EFF

Fighters say SA must show zero tolerance to anti-black racism particularly when executed on innocent children

EFF CALLS FOR DISMISSAL OF LAERSKOOL SCHWEIZER RENEKE TEACHER

Friday, 11 January, 2019

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) welcomes the suspension of the teacher at Laerskool Schweizer Reneke, who segregated leaners in a class room on the basis of the color of their skin. This act singles the teacher as an anti-black racist who should not be educating any of South Africa's children.

We call on the school to dismiss the teacher to demonstrate that anti-black racism does not belong in our classrooms. The South African Council of Educators (SACE) must also revoke her licence and not permit her to teach anywhere in South Africa.

The country must show zero tolerance to anti-black racism particularly when executed on innocent and unsuspecting children.

Furthermore, we call on the Department of Basic Education to appoint a special unit for the constant monitoring of private and semi-private schools regarding racism.

There are grounds to believe that these schools continue to perpetuate racial discrimination throughout the schooling years of children and learners. To dismantle this, there must be constant visits, surveys and interviews to monitor anti-black racism in schools.

Statement issued by the Economic Freedom Fighters, 11 January 2019