The teacher who separated blacks from white pupils at the Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke has been suspended.

North West Education MEC Sello Lehari has confirmed that the teacher was suspended with immediate effect while the investigations were ongoing.

This morning, parents of both white and black pupils as well as political party members gathered outside the school.

A group of parents of white pupils drove over the school fence with their bakkies and took away their children, saying they were rescuing them from angry protesters.
Speaking to SowetanLIVE, some of the white parents said that black parents who are not happy about how the school operates, must take their children to township schools.

“If you are not happy here, take your child to another school, nobody is forcing you. Now they want to make this as if its racism, everyone just wants to make white people racists, we are not racists, we just want what was best for our children,” one parent said.

They said Schweizer Reneke has one white dominated primary school and plenty of black dominated schools.

“Blacks don’t put their children first, we put our children first, and their safety and education comes first. This is the only white dominated school in this town. There are over ten schools at the township, if they are not happy let them take their children there,” the other one said.

Another resident Tshepo Mmusi said the situation was so bad that when there was a school trip, blacks were ferried in their own bus whilst whites were transported in a different bus.

He said the school also has two different lunch breaks. One for black pupils and one for white pupils.