Parent raises concerns over Sunningdale Primary's religious ethos

EDITORS NOTE: This story and headline has been updated to reflect the sentiments expressed by a parent regarding religious values at this school. The Muslim parent did not try to enroll his child, as initially stated, but rather raised reservations about exclusion based on religion.

The Department of Basic Education say public school's are not allowed to exclude pupils on the basis of religion.

The department was responding to a call from CapeTalk listener and Muslim parent, Dillip, who said he feared his child might be excluded based on the fact that the school is predominantly Christian. Kieno Kammies spoke to Elijah Mhlanga.

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It is not in line with what the Schools Act says, and it is not in line with the Constitution.

Elijah Mhlanga, spokesperson

What they are doing there is simply illegal and I think the parents of the learner have the right to take the matter to court and I think they will win.

Elijah Mhlanga, spokesperson

CapeTalk has tried to contact the school for clarity.

Click on the link below to listen to the full interview.....


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