St John's race row teacher leaves school - MEC

2017-07-28 13:29

Johannesburg - The teacher who was found guilty of misconduct in an internal hearing about a racist campaign against black, Indian and Greek students, as well as foreign students at St John's College, is no longer employed by the school. 

In a tweet, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi announced that he had received a report from St John's that the teacher had left the employment of the school with immediate effect. 

Lesufi said on Friday he was disappointed and felt undermined that one of the country's most elite schools wanted to "justify racism".

St John's College in Johannesburg has been engulfed in a race crisis after a teacher was found guilty of misconduct in an internal hearing about a racist campaign against black, Indian and Greek students, as well as foreign students. The teacher was given a final written warning but retained by the school.

The teacher is currently facing three charges: bringing the school into disrepute; contravening the South Africa Council of Education's code; and making racist remarks.

Lesufi visited the school on Friday morning to give the school an opportunity to redeem itself.

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