Lesufi: Teachers must practice non-racialism at all costs

Lesufi: Teachers must practice non-racialism at all costs

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has condemned an incident of alleged racism at Curro Waterfall in Midrand. 

Panyaza Lesufi
Gauteng Department of Education

Parents are accusing the school of unfair treatment of people of a different race by two members of the school's management.


The MEC says in the interim the two educators have been removed from the school, to ensure they do not interfere with the investigation.


"We were discussing with the leadership of Curro and obviously they are refuting the allegations but we have agreed to establish an independent committee that is going to investigate those allegations and report back to us as soon as possible." 


Lesufi says teachers must be at the forefront of practicing non-racialism.


"What we need to do is to ensure we don't get tired of promoting non-racialism. Non-racialism is the future, it's the only way that we will ensure we live jointly in harmony and peace and also that we don't have people that feel other people are inferior and it's only them that are superior. We really need to promote non-racialism at all costs."


The MEC encouraged all schools in the country to report incidents of racism as soon as they become of aware of it. 



In a statement Curro says it is investigation the incident. 


"We are presently conducting an investigation into serious allegations relating to various irregular management practices.  Two employees have been suspended pending the investigation. We respectfully request that we be given an opportunity to thoroughly and expeditiously conclude such investigation; we are therefore accordingly unable to comment further at this stage. The protection of our teachers and the learners under our care remain our primary priority." 



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