Race row at Cape Town school over braids

2012-07-18 09:20


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Cape Town - A race row has erupted at a Cape Town high school after schoolgirls said they were insulted for having braids in their hair and accused a teacher of using a racial slur.

The Cape Argus said a group of about 50 girls from Wynberg Senior Secondary School went to a local police station to report the alleged incident.

It appeared that the braids had been woven into the girls’ hair during the holidays.

Die Son apparently reported that on the girls’ first day at school they were chased from the classroom because of the braids in their hair and that a teacher had used the word kaffir while scolding them.

The education department said it was investigating the incident and said school policy specified that braids were not allowed.

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