Couple: School denied son because he’s black

By admin
27 January 2015

A Western Cape couple has gone to the SA Human Rights Commission and asked them to probe a top school in the province, alleging the school is denying their son entry because he is black.

Mzimasi and Vuyokazi Dyani told the Cape Timestheir son is “academically above average and a stellar rugby player”.

But Paul Roos Gymnasium principal Jannie van der Westhuizen denied the accusations, saying there was simply no space for the Dyanis’ son.

Van der Westhuizen insisted the Stellenbosch school had black, coloured, white and “even Korean pupils”.

The Dyanis say Van der Westhuizen referred them to two other schools in a predominantly black township near Stellenbosch.