Viral race row picture only captured a single moment – Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke

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Protesters – many wearing EFF regalia – made their way onto the premises on Thursday morning while North West Education MEC Sello Lehari was visiting the school.

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JOHANNESBURG - The teacher in charge of a class where black and white children were apparently separated has been suspended with immediate effect.

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However, before that, a group of protesters - mainly Economic Freedom Fighters members - converged on the school as North West Education MEC Sello Lehari conducted an inspection.

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A Schweizer-Reneke primary school teacher has vowed to ensure that her name is cleared after she was suspended when a photograph, depicting pupils seemingly separated on the basis of their race, went viral on social media.

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