Education MEC Visits Hoërskool Jan Viljoen Following Violent Clashes Over Racism

Education MEC to Visit Hoërskool Jan Viljoen Following Violent Clashes Over Racism (News Central TV)

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi arrived Hoërskool Jan Viljoen in Randfontein on Monday over allegations that created an atmosphere of panic.

This comes following a violent incident between students at the school on Friday. The department said a violent altercation allegedly broke out on February 11, between black and white learners at the school, with some believing it was racially motivated.

Protesting Students at Hoërskool Jan Viljoen

Spokesperson Oupa Modibe said Lesufi would visit the school on a fact-finding mission and meet with school leadership and learners in order to ascertain the cause of the violent behaviour.

The MEC reiterated the department’s stance on violence in schools and warned that those involved would be brought to book.

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“Violence, for whatever reason, does not belong in our schools and the perpetrators will face the necessary disciplinary action.”

Gauteng Education MEC addressed the crowd outside Hoerskool Jan Viljoen saying he appreciates the evidence that was sent to him by parents. “…I have handed the evidence to SAPS snd Human Rights Commission.” for appropriate action.


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