Lesufi intervenes as black girls protest racism at Pretoria Girls High School

Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, will launch an investigation into racial discrimination at Pretoria High School for Girls.

This comes after a protest by young girls attending the school who were instructed to straighten their hair and not wear dreadlocks or being barred from writing their exams for failing to do so.

The protest has gone viral, sparking a national conversation regarding racist codes of conduct at Model C and private schools with a #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh

In the petition to the prestigious school, learners claimed that they were often separated if they were gathered in a group and suspected of sinister motives. They also claimed that they were prevented from speaking in vernacular.

Listen to the interview:

We can't allow this kind of situation to go unchallenged... I'm not sure about the petition but I'm going to visit the school this morning.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng education MEC

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