UPDATE: Teacher in alleged racism incident suspended

* Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

JOHANNESBURG - The Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher at the centre of alleged racism in a classroom has been suspended with immediate effect.

North West Education MEC Sello Lehare says the school's explanation is that the children were separated on the basis of language.

READ: NW to probe racism allegations after black learners seated separately

Earlier, parents removed their children from the school and tensions were high as EFF members gathered outside the school.

A picture showing about four black pupils seated separately at a desk from a larger group of white pupils at another desk, has gone viral on social media.

The picture was sent to a WhatsApp group for parents and has some parents and social media users very angry.


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