Twin brothers claim racism at top school

2013-11-04 10:33

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Johannesburg - A hearing has been scheduled at a top North West school following claims of racism against two brothers, The Star reported on Monday.

The twins, Kago and Kagiso Mangope, 14, are Grade 8 pupils at Potchefstroom Gimnasium school and are also the only two black boys who live in the Grade 8 hostel.

Their brother Lebo told the newspaper that the boys were constantly called "kaffir" and two previous incidents resulted in Kago quitting the rugby team.

Schoolboys would call him names as he would constantly report who would be racist towards him.

"The racial slurs were hurled in front of a teacher and the teacher acted as if nothing happened," he told the publication.

The stress of the insults had resulted in their marks dropping.

Lebo contacted the school and was told that the complaint would be attended to as it was a serious and sensitive matter.

A hearing has been scheduled for Monday, the newspaper reported.

Education department spokesperson Brian Setswammung told the newspaper that the department would wait for the outcome of the hearing to determine the outcome.

"The department does not condone racial attacks and violence at schools. If a pattern of racism emerges, the department will ensure that urgent steps are taken to address the matter," he said.
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