VIDEO: Police van reportedly petrol-bombed at Overvaal school


Violence has broken out outside Horskool Overvaal in Vereeniging following protests by parents and political parties.

  • Editor&39;s note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

VEREENIGING - Clashes continued for a second day at Horskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Thursday.

Protesters have allegedly tried to petrol-bomb a police vehicle near the school.

A number of protesters have been arrested.

After the arrests, protestors dispersed for the day.  

Tensions erupted after a court on Monday ruled that the Afrikaans school didn&39;t have to accept 55 English speaking pupils.

READ: Provincial ANC leader injured after police fire rubber bullets outside Horskool Overvaal

The Overvaal Transformation Committee says all they want is for their children to go to a school of their choice.

They&39;re part of a group protesting outside Horskool Overvaal, over the school&39;s language policy.

According to Tlhoriso Mofokeng of the Committee: "We are not going to allow a segregation of our children based on a language. We are not against the language itself which is Afrikaans, but we are saying is allow our children to enter a school and learn in a language that is preferable. A language that is used in a country. That is our argument”.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) said in a statement on Thursday that it condemned racism at the school, saying the protests at the school were justified. 

According to Sadtu, it will mount a campaign, together with progressive structures, to transform the school. 





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