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.