Congress of South African Students (Cosas) says it will be taking disciplinary action against it's treasurer-general for apparently calling for the attack on white people, during protests outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging.
27 people were arrested when violence broke out during protests on Thursday.
Protesters have been demonstrating outside the school since Wednesday, demanding that 55 non-Afrikaans speaking pupils be admitted to the school despite the High Court’s ruling against this.
Cosas Greater Johannesburg Regional Chairperson, Penual Maduna says, while he condemns the statements made by the treasurer-general, he insists English must be the only medium of instruction in schools.
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We don't condone violence or racism at all. The treasurer-general of the Congress of South African Students was out of order to call for all white people to be attacked, and we are going to take him to a disciplinary hearing and action will be taken against those remarks.— Penual Maduna, COSAS Greater Johannesburg Regional Chairperson
However we are not going to condone that school at all. We have been writing letters to the Department of Education telling them they must change the language policy, whereby the language policy must say English is the only medium of instruction in all South African schools and all other languages must be treated equally.— Penual Maduna, COSAS Greater Johannesburg Regional Chairperson
We cannot have a school that only uses Afikaans while there are no schools with African languages.— Penual Maduna, COSAS Greater Johannesburg Regional Chairperson
Meanwhile the Department of Basic Education says it is trying to establish a way forward to resolve the matter.
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