Jul 20, 2024

Tension Outside Hoerskool Jan Viljoen


Parents have gathered outside the school over what is alleged to be a racism issue at the h school after the Friday incident. They argue to wanting to see some sort of resolution.

On Friday a fight broke out between learners and the school has not addressed the issue relating to the fight between was between white and black learners.

The fight was started by two students, a white learner and a black learner, after the deputy head boy used his power to carry out racism behaviour. Community leader said, “the deputy head boy is the one responsible for this, he abuses his power, he carries out his duties in a racial way that he is targeting black learners and he is being protected because his mother is a teacher at the school.”

Pupils are saying they have had enough, as this is not the first time something like happen to them at the school. All they want is to be treated equally. Some of the learners in particular black children are saying they have been insulted and the K word is often used against them.

White parents have come say there is nothing racial going on, kids were just being kids it is nothing to take seriously and if they don’t like that, they can go to townships schools.

Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has addressed the parents “we have managed to take the full report from the principal and from the SGB and a report from the police and based on those reports we are convinced that there are some teachers who must explain their role and some learners that must explain their role. What we have gathered thus far, all your evidence, all your WhatsApp messages you’ve sent to us, and all the evidence given to us by learners we have handed them over to the police and South Africa women rights commission because we want this matter to be resolved. I want to ensure you, all of you I appreciate your presence, I appreciate your concerns and all of you, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart on demonstrating the racism. The country belongs to all of us, and we are not going to be treated as stepchildren. We are not doing anyone a favor by enrolling our children in these schools.”

The learners say they want change and to be treated fairly. Media houses are outside the school premises following the story behind the matter.