Another controversy surrounding allegations of racism and assault is brewing at Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg.
Two teachers have been "precautionary transferred" pending the outcome of an investigation which alleges that one of them performed 'old school initiation rituals' on learners, whilst the other was alleged to have thrown water in a learner's face and, made another boy strip naked.
This comes after a water polo coach from the same school appeared in court accused of molesting and raping more than 30 learners at the school.
Gauteng Education Department spokesperson, Steve Mabona addresses the issue in The Midday Report:
It is not a new allegation... this is a continuous matter— Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson
There are two teachers that were precautionary transferred.— Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson
They are supposed to be going through the disciplinary process but, our challenge is the non-cooperation of parents.— Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson
Our difficulty is that, if parents are not willing to say that their children must participate in this process, it becomes a challenge for us.— Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson
Whilst a law firm was appointed to investigate all other investigations that were raised by other learners' parents , the process is still continuing after schools have come back from recess, says Mabona.
As soon as we have that report, we will then release the report to the parents.— Steve Mabona, Gauteng Education Department spokesperson
Listen to the full interview on The Midday Report: