Limpopo students have been protesting this week after a teacher allegedly used the K-word to belittle some of the learners.
It’s understood that the teacher has been suspended, pending a disciplinary hearing at the Hoërskool Nylstroom.
Several learners had taken to social media, asking the EFF to intervene at the school. The teacher in question has also been accused of using racist language on previous occasions with some of the student claiming that he called them “baboons”.
The whole incident sparked a wave of dissent at the school as many of the children stormed out of class and made their own banners to further highlight their grievances.
Frans Kgole, the Regional Secretary for the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in Waterberg, Limpopo. He confirmed via a statement that the teacher who supposedly used the K-word is set for a disciplinary hearing. Kgole was also quick to praise other school officials for their cooperation:
“COSAS in the Waterberg region has noted with disappointment the racist and inhuman utterances by an educator at Hoerskool Nylstroom. The educator has more than once called black learners [the K-word] and baboons.”
“The Regional Secretary of COSAS and Members of the ANCYL have confronted this matter through the Principal and School Governing Body .The accused teacher is served with immediate suspension to allow disciplinary proceedings to take place. We appreciate the co-operation of the headteacher, and from the SGB.”
One of our teachers at school called us kafers and baboons and now they called the police on us. Our school is at it again and it’s not the first time @EFFSouthAfrica @MbuyiseniNdlozi @Julius_S_Malema pic.twitter.com/ttr0wlzwLQ— Sindiswa Chauke (@sindiswa_chauke) January 20, 2022
Sources: MSN, Roodepoort Record
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