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Gauteng Education Department Launches Investigation After School Allegedly Suspends Learner For Speaking Out Against Racism

THE Gauteng Education Department has launched an investigation into the suspension of a pupil following claims of racism.

The pupil from Roosevelt High School in Randburg, Johannesburg was suspended on 27 August and faced charges related to racism.

According to the pupil’s attorney, she spoke out against racism at the school when she was suspended.

The pupil, along with other pupils, had previously sent an email to the management of the school asking to have a sit down to address issues at the school which included racism.

The meeting happened and the grievances were noted.

Thereafter, the pupil took to Twitter.

“The disciplinary hearing that was supposed to take place on 15 September 2020 has been postponed indefinitely,” said education spokesperson Steve Mabona.

Mabona said senior officials from the department of education visited the school on Wednesday to get more details about this case as very little information has been shared thus far.  

(COMPILED BY INSIDE EDUCATION STAFF)

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