'Segregated' classroom photo sparks race row in South Africa

North West School separation

"I will send a team to do an investigation into all schools.to deal with issues of racism in totality", Lehari said.

Premier Job Mokgoro said he had noted with shock the images which were widely circulated, "depicting different seating spaces allegedly allocated for black and white learners" at the school.

TimesLIVE reported a mother, who chose to remain anonymous to protect the identity of her child, was fuming after an image was shared on Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke's WhatsApp group.

Four black children sat at a small desk in a corner far from 18 white kids who occupied one big desk in the middle of a classroom at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

"We want the SGB (school governing body) of the school to also account, including the MEC, Mr Sello Lehare, to account because education falls under him".

Racism is still deeply embedded in South Africa almost 25 years after white-minority rule ended.

Wednesday was supposed to be a joyful occasion for parents as their children started the new school year.

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According to the mother, she dropped of her child at school and around 9am, the teacher posted a photo of the grade R classroom on WhatsApp to give the parents an update on their kids. "We did not accept the explanation", he told community members, adding that a decision on the fate of the principal had not been taken.

Some white parents have removed their children from the school because they fear for their safety.

Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat was found guilty of racism after a probe by the Gauteng education department.

To Limpopo now where another primary school has been accused of racism.

Political leaders in the National Freedom Party (NFP) called for the school to be shut down and said it was proof that public education was failing across the country.

"The North West provincial government condemns any form of racism in the strongest possible terms and deeply regrets this unfortunate incident 25 years into the democratic dispensation", Ngesi said.

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