N West teacher suspended over photo of black and white pupils seated apart

(This article has been updated)

Parents have started removing their children from a Schweizer-Reneke primary school in the North West amid protests outside the school reports EWN.

The North West premier stated that the teacher involved in the incident has been suspended with immediate effect.

The school stated that this is an isolated incident and its ethos is one of inclusivity.

An image circulating on social media which shows black and white children seated at separate tables at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

Images on social media show black and white pupils seated at separate tables, allegedly at a primary school in Schweizer Reneke.

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In the photo, 18 pupils can be seen seated around a large table in the classroom while four black children sit separately at a smaller desk in a corner of the classroom.

EWN reports that North West premier TJ Mokgoro says he's shocked by the images circulating on social media and a team has been dispatched to Laerskool Schweizer Reneke to investigate.

After the original photograph began circulating widely on social media, it appears the seating arrangement may have been changed.

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