Department response North West education department spokesperson Freddy Sepeng told News24 that they had not yet received the court papers.
The MEC simply made the pronouncement [of the suspension]," said spokesperson Freddy Sepeng.
'Right person' suspended Spokesperson for the North West education department, Freddy Sepeng, told News24 that they suspended the right person.
Spokesperson Freddy Sepeng said if the department's investigations show more people are to blame for separating children in a Grade R class by race, it would not hesitate to wield its axe.
Department spokesperson Freddy Sepeng has also appealed for calm.
Speaking to News24, education department spokesperson Freddy Sepeng said officials were still locked in a meeting at 12:00.
Twitter / @ZimkhithaM North West Basic Education dept launch investigation This is the contentious part of this whole saga, according to the North West Basic Education department’s spokeperson, Freddy Sepeng.
Departmental spokesman Freddy Sepeng said as soon as the matter reached the attention of the department, officials from the district were assigned to visit the school to ascertain the facts.
Department spokesperson Freddy Sepeng says classes will continue as usual.
His spokesperson Freddy Sepeng explains: “Firstly, we have to investigate to be sure of the case.