Schweizer-Reneke teacher's suspension lifted

#NewsNight: People shouldn't claim something is racist, if there's no evidence of this. That's according to a Labour Court judge who's ruled the Schweizer-Reneke teacher at the centre of racism allegations can return to school. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher at the centre of a racism scandal has had her suspension lifted on Thursday.

Elana Barkhuizen said after the judgment: "For every step, for every day for every part of this journey... I don't know how to thank everyone.

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"And to everyone at Solidarity thank you very much, I appreciate it from my heart. Justice was done."

The Labour Court overturned the suspension and ruled that Barkhuizen can return to work on Friday.

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The MEC and the School Governing Body have now decided not to oppose the application.

There was outrage after a photo of pupils allegedly segregated in their classroom went viral.

The Labour Court overturns Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen's suspension. Here is what she said in court. Courtesy #DStv403