'We can't surrender' says MEC Lesufi on racist incident at Centurion creche

Gauteng education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has lauched an investigation into an alleged racism incident at a creche in Centurion.

Social media was set alight after a mother of a child attending Koetjes en Kalfjes Heritage Hill Campus school, posted a picture of ther daughter sitting segregated from the rest of the group of toddlers at a party at the creche.

The mother confronted the teacher and school principal, before deciding to withdraw her 19-month-old daughter from the school.

702's John Robbie spoke to him regarding his take on the matter.

Listen to the conversation below:

Because children are involved here. You don't want to be the judge and prosecutor at the same, yo allow the processes to take place.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng

Lesufi highlighted the demographic representation and division of labour according to race at the school. A social worker has been assigned to the creche to interview the teachers and parents, and get to the bottom of the issue.

I've assigned myself to try convince the parents to take the child back there, we can't surrender to such things.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

He mentioned the progress of Curro due to his intervention after the school was found to be segreagating learners according to their race.

We worked very hard to make sure that we use them as an example to say that we can change things, we make things possible.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

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