- The EFF is demanding the immediate suspension of Andre Muller, the principal of Vredenburg Primary School for his allegedly racist comments
- The principal allegedly send a boy home for having the wrong hairstyle and said in Afrikaans that “My school isn’t the Boswell Wilkie-circus”
- The EFF has called for an investigation into the climate and culture of the school
The Economic Freedom Fighters have called for the suspension of Vredenburg Primary School's principal following a comment the party deemed to be racist.
The principal, Andre Muller, allegedly sent a student home for having the wrong hairstyle. According to the EFF, Muller responded to a reporter's question by saying:
"My skool is nie die Boswell Wilkie-sirkus nie”. (Translation: “My school isn’t the Boswell Wilkie-circus”.)
The EFF took exception to this and said that it was extremely racist to say that to a black child, as circuses are notorious for parading animals around.
Muller also allegedly told other students that that hairstyle was not welcome in the school.
The EFF has called for an investigation into the school to determine what the culture and climate are within the education facility.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the EFF's Julius Malema has been the talk of the town here in South African and judging by a new hashtag that has been trending from early this morning, all of Mzansi is not done talking as yet.
#IfWeAllSpokeLikeJulius has been used by many South Africans to reflect on how the country would be a whole different place to live if everyone was a straight talker like Julius Malema has time and time again proved to be.
While many joked about Malema's crass manner of approaching things, others thought it would do a lot of good if they mimicked the EFF leader. Briefly.co.za explores some of the tweets made using the hashtag.
In other news, South African journalist Redi Thladi voiced her opinion on journalist Jacque Pauw's scandal of making false claims in an article about being robbed by police officers and then retracting his statements.
What Thladi had to say did not sit well with the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi as the politician was soon accusing Thladi of "defending white male privileges" after she listed a few of Pauw's previous achievements as a journalist.
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