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'Our kids are discriminated because of Afrikaans'

17 January 2018 8:26 AM
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'Our kids are discriminated because of Afrikaans'

Johannesburg - The EFF and a parent were involved in a brawl on the first day of school during a protest outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging on Wednesday morning.

Members of the EFF said black children in Vereeniging are being discriminated against at Hoërskool Overvaal because of Afrikaans.

"You will know that the majority of people residing in this area are blacks, but those who are enrolled here are lily white," EFF member Azwi Tshitangano said.

"After 23 years of democracy, this is not going to happen on our watch", Tshitangano said.

On Wednesday morning, disgruntled EFF and ANC supporters gathered outside the school.

"They were singing and dancing. Some held placards that read: "Overvaal SGB go to hell, down with apartheid."

Others read: "Afrikaans we fought in 1976. We shall fight now and anytime it show face".

Earlier, EFF supporters and a parent were involved in an altercation outside the school.

"That white fellow came and insulted us, he cannot call black people mase p**. If they want violence, we will meet them with violence. If they want peace, we will meet them with peace," Tshitangano said.


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