EFF and parents swear to return to Brackenfell amid racism allegations

EFF and parents swear to return to Brackenfell amid racism allegations

- Both the parents from Brackenfell High School and members of the Economic Freedom Fighters have vowed to return today, Tuesday, 10 November

- The EFF and parents/members of the public were involved in a violent clash outside the Cape Town high school yesterday, Monday

- This past weekend, the EFF made calls for members and the public to protest against the alleged racism at the school

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The Economic Freedom Fighters and parents from Brackenfell High School in the Western Cape have vowed to return to the school today. This after members of the political party and parents from the school were involved in a very violent protest yesterday.

The EFF on Sunday made calls for their members and members of the public to come together to fight the alleged racism at the Cape Town high school. From the multitude of videos shared to social media, it is evident that both parties became violent during the planned protest.

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WA: Brackenfell, EFF vows to return
The EFF clashed with parents at Brackenfell High School yesterday and both parties have vowed to return. Source: @ezaap / Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to IOL, a 39-year-old suspect was arrested at the protests for public violence after shots were fired. The report said that armed suspect was originally charged with attempted murder but it’s believed he had an imitation firearm. This was the only arrest made yesterday.

A report by EWN said that the red berets are demanding that two teachers as well as the principal should be fired. According to the demand, those staff members were allegedly part of the privately-organised matric ball attended only by white learners.

Take a look at Floyd Shivambu's tweet below:

The EFF also released a statement in which they condemn "white terrorism". Take a look at the full statement below:

Briefly.co.za recently reported on a fight that broke out between the EFF and parents as protests intensifed at the school. A clip of parents storming towards protesting EFF members at the Brackenfell High School was shared online.

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Brackenfell High School: Fight breaks out between EFF and parents as protests intensify

In the clip, the angry parents are using vulgar language to try to persuade the protestors to abandon their protests. Not long into the clip, a fight breaks out between a parent and one of the protestors, resulting in a brief moment of chaos. Screaming, running and more shouting ensues while the fight gets broken up.

Later on, the two groups can be seen dangerously hurling stones at each other. This was after the EFF in the Western Cape shared an image advertising a planned protest to Twitter calling for members and the public to protest at the school yesterday. Brackenfell is being called out for the lack of POC (people of colour) teachers and a whites-only, privately-organised matric ball.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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