Witness Reporter
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20 Jul 2022

Grosvenor Girls’ High acting principal suspended amid racism row

Witness Reporter

The acting principal of Grosvenor Girls' High School has been suspended.

Grosvenor Girls High, in Durban.

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has suspended the acting principal who is the deputy principal of Grosvenor Girls’ High School, in Durban.

The suspension follows recommendations made by an independent panel that investigated allegations of racism and financial mismanagement at the school.

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The panel, appointed by KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu earlier this year, investigated allegations of racism, nepotism and financial irregularities at the school.

It found there was a general feeling among the African support staff that they are not treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy by the school management because of their race, and the discriminatory and inhumane treatment came from both White and Indian members of management.

The principal of the school remains suspended.

“We are implementing the recommendations of the independent panel fully, we hope the findings and the recommendations thereof will become our point of reference for our education system,” said the department in a statement.