- South Africans have taken to social media to voice their concern after a school was vandalised
- The school was recently renamed from Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd to Rietondale
- A case has been opened for investigation
Disbelief and rage are sweeping across Mzansi after it was reported that the newly renamed Rietondale High School was vandalised over the weekend. Briefly.co.za learnt that the school, formerly known as Hoërskool Hendrik Verwoerd, was renamed in August as part an effort to get rid of apartheid-era remnants.
MEC Panyaza Lesufi took to his social media account to share pictures of the vandalism which left South Africans outraged.
Twitter user Siyabon81683024 said:
"Don't worry brother on Google navigation Rietondale High will remain. It's just highest level of stupidity to vandalise school names, please suggest removal of apartheid statues also we want to restore our dignity."
While Speechlitey said:
"The culprits need to be arrested for vandalising the government property. Those are people who are scared of change."
"Didn't they say only blacks vandalise things?"
"Let’s move to change another school name to Winnie Mandela or Steve Biko high school and see people turning sweet pink this summer."
"After we have dealt with the foreigners, let's deal with these settlers."
"It's unfortunate that the school will remain Rietondale despite this barbaric acts by those who are resistant to change. Proper investigations should be conducted and culprits should face the music."
"Because they hate us. They don’t want to be united. They don’t want our children to receive a good education".
A case of vandalism had been opened with the police.
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