- The Western Cape Department of Education has released its preliminary report on the drama at Brackenfell High School
- The provincial department found no evidence of racism at the school according to the report
- MEC Debbie Schäfer confirmed that the report is set to be released soon
The Western Cape Department of Education has released its preliminary report on racism allegations at Brackenfell High School.
The school has been cleared of racism in the report despite the immense uproar over an alleged whites-only matric party.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer explained that the report is set to be released to the public soon:
"All indications are exactly what we said before, it was a private event organised by a private individual who was disappointed that their child couldn't get their matric function, which was cancelled by the school."
eNCA reports that Schafer had admitted that the incident had raised numerous issues that need to be dealt with, but she is adamant that there is no evidence of discrimination linked to the event.
The school has garnered a fiercely negative reputation over the ordeal, which prompted demonstrations hosted by the Economic Freedom Fighters.
During one of these protests EFF protesters and parents had clashed resulting in widespread condemnation over the incident.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Debbie Schäfer, the Provincial Minister (MEC) for Education in the Western Cape, is being called out on Twitter for her controversial response to the incidents at Brackenfell High School.
Replying to a tweep, Debbie responded in a way that has infuriated many South Africans.
@stoephel tweeted that condemning violence is good and that racism should be classified as violence on its own.
The tweep went on to speak about Debbie's statement that was released yesterday seemingly defending the privately-organised matric function at the school.
Her response to @stoephel read: "So if you have a private party and invite one race only that is racial discrimination?"
Part of Debbie's statement on Brackenfell High School read:
"Whatever one’s views may be, the fact is that the event in question was privately organised, at a private venue, by private individuals. The school had nothing to do with the organisation or management of that event. It was not supported, funded or endorsed by the school in any way."
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