Education MEC condemns teen girl’s school race rant
Jeff Wicks | 2017-06-05 16:08:44.0
The South African Human Rights Commission dealt with 505 complaints of racism – an 82% increase from the previous year.
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KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Mthandeni Dlungwana has vowed to get to the bottom of a racist rant at Pietermaritzburg Girl’s High School.
Voice notes of the post‚ allegedly produced by a Grade 11 pupil‚ went viral on social media on Monday.
The girl is thought to have made the comments after her name was spelled incorrectly by a group of her peers.
The voice notes‚ understood to have been sent from the girl to another person‚ state: “I am so offended right now…f******k k*****s don’t know how to pronounce my name…they are going to get it from me on Monday.
“At the end of the day I have to put up with the whole flippin grade…flippen k*****s not knowing how to flippen spell and pronounce my name because you’re not in my shoes right now.”
Dlungwana said that an investigation into the incident was underway.
“There is no space for racism in our schools. We condemn in the strongest possible terms any acts of racism and as the Department we will get to the bottom of this matter‚” he said.