SAHRC to probe racism allegations at NW school

The commission says it wants to investigate the school. Courtesy #DStv403

NORTH WEST - The South African Human Rights Commission has voiced its unhappiness with an alleged racism incident at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

The commission says it wants to investigate the school after a picture showing four black children sitting separately from the white children in a class at the school went viral.

READ: Photo not a true reflection of school's character: governing body

Commissioner, Andre Guam says its every South African's duty to root out racism.

"It's also a broader societal issue and a great problem that we still have so many instances of unfair discrimination that is taking place, which is of great concern to the commission."

UPDATE: Teacher in alleged racism incident suspended

The school's governing body has denied the racism allegations and said it does not condone any distinction based on race.