Grieving mom accuses MEC of racism, xenophobia after daughter's suicide

Johannesburg - The mother of a pupil whose suicide last month has been linked to her being allegedly bullied by a teacher, has accused the Gauteng Department of Education of xenophobia and lack of professionalism in handling her daughter’s case.

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