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.
HorskoolOvervaal Demonstrators have set debris alight in a road adjacent to the school&39;s hockey field. Protests continue with members in smaller groups now next to the fence. pic.twitter.com/iTLV0FSQqp— Erin Bates (@ermbates) January 18, 2018
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.
Tense confrontations outside HorskoolOvervaal between two groups. Some carry sticks and batons and those in khaki shorts and jeans. "Hulle het &39;n f*kk€n knobkierie," says one. "Ons kinders wil leer." pic.twitter.com/LcWVdMyOuL— Erin Bates (@ermbates) January 18, 2018