(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.
Images on social media show black and white pupils seated at separate tables, allegedly at a primary school in Schweizer Reneke.
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.
The news coming in is that the MEC and his team are on the way coming to Schweizer-Reneke, meanwhile, Laerskool has changed the sitting arrangement. pic.twitter.com/lbCkHZUEM6— zolamdeni (@zolamokgwasa1) January 9, 2019
#BlackTwitter intervention required. Look at the first photos and the second one after people complained. The school is called Schweizer-Reneke Laerskool. Who is the Principal? Who is the class teacher of the class segregating kids, why r black kids sitting behind the door alone. pic.twitter.com/oQaKIYJuk6— Zimkitha Mquteni (@ZimkhithaM) January 9, 2019
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