EFF March to Hoerskool Ben Vorster after Grade 9 student‘s viral racist rant

EDUCATION LOCAL NEWS

By Staff Reporter

TZANEEN – The EFF in Limpopo led by  the Provincial Treasurer Tinyiko Manganyi marched to the Hoerskool Ben Vorster School in Tzaneen on Wednesday following a racist slur by one of their learners in a video widely shared on social media.

In a video that has gone viral, the Grade 9 learner can be seen calling a content creator who was live on TikTok by the K*** word.

The student who was seated alongside a fellow an identified female, also burst into laughter immediately. The video has since caused anger amongst concerned South Africans.

EFF Limpopo in a statement condemned the incident and called for action against the learner.

“It is with deep concern and profound disappointment that the EFF addresses the recent racist incident involving Sonwabile D. A content creator, who fell victim to a hate crime during a live stream on 28th November 2023.

This reprehensible act occurred when Sonwabile D was targeted with racial slurs. Including being called a derogatory term by the learner.

“The EFF vehemently condemns the actions of the learner.We view this incident as a clear manifestation of the deep-rooted racism and hatred that persists in our society,” said EFF in a statement.

“It is disheartening that a young individual, considered a “born free,” has exhibited such offensive behaviour, indicative of the racial prejudices that have been instilled through societal influences.

“We call for immediate and decisive action to be taken against the learner and the school where he is enrolled. Racism has no place in our educational institutions. It is essential that incidents of this nature are addressed swiftly and effectively,” said the organization.

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