- Democratic Alliance Youth leader, Luyolo Mphithi, has been heavily criticised for his stance regarding the Laerskool Schweizer Reneke race debacle
- A photo showing 2 separate groups of young learners at the school sparked huge controversy
- Mpithi’s initial social media post implied racism was at play but he has since backtracked following a visit to the school
Luyolo Mphithi, Democratic Alliance Youth leader, has come in for heavy criticism for his take on the recent Laerskool Schweizer Reneke controversy.
A photo showing 2 groups of learners who were seemingly racially segregated sparked outrage amongst many South Africans.
The teacher who took and shared the photo, Elana Barkhuizen, was suspended as well.
However, the school’s governing body has since refuted the allegations of racism and Barkhuizen herself declared no malice behind the controversial photo.
Various reports therefore suggested that the perceived racism was out of place.
Mphithi has incurred the wrath of many South Africans as his initial take on the situation implied that the school was guilty.
He then shared a follow-up tweet to share that he subsequently visited the school to establish what had really transpired.
On Tuesday, he shared a short video clip via his Twitter page where he was quoted as saying that the party welcomes the investigation into the incident.
Social media users were far from impressed and slammed Mphithi for judging first before backtracking on his initial stance.
Briefly.co.za also noted that many DA supporters have recently lost faith in the party.
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