SAHRC probe into school's racism welcomed

2013-11-07 07:37
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Johannesburg - North West Premier Thandi Modise on Wednesday welcomed an indication by the SA Human Rights Commission that it would probe claims of racism at a North West school.

She said any acts of racism had to be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators needed to be dealt with accordingly.

"We are hopeful that an independent investigation by the HRC will get to the facts and make appropriate recommendations," she said in a statement.

She had called for human rights education, values and anti-racism to be intensified as part of the school curriculum.

This came after it was reported that 14-year-old twin brothers Kago and Kagiso Mangope, who are doing Grade 8 at Potchefstroom Gimnasium school were called “kaffirs.”

"We want to ensure that as we celebrate 20 years of democracy in this country no South African is called by derogatory names or denigrated in any way.”

She said the country was busy repairing the damage done by racism and that incidents of racism could not be allowed to take South Africa a step back.
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