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Lesufi to tackle Curro school on 'segregation' video

Curro Roodeplaat maintains it’s committed to transformation despite a video showing children being segregated.

EducationFILE: In February Panyaza Lesufi visited the Curro Foundation School in Pretoria after reports of racial segregation. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Curro Primary School in Roodeplaat on Thursday described fresh allegations of racial segregation as 'false conclusions', but is due to receive a visit from the Gauteng Education Department this afternoon.

A video which was posted on Facebook and has since gone viral shows groups of children being separated, allegedly by the colour of their skin, while on a field trip earlier this month.

In May, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi revealed that an investigation sparked by Eyewitness News reports had found racism at the school and that the institution's operating license was being reviewed.

Lesufi did not mince his words when dealing with the previous scandal at the Pretoria-based school.

"Anyone who believes they can cover racism behind a broomstick, wherever you are, we will uncover you."

Today he's due to visit the same school to discuss the viral video which shows groups of white pupils being led in one direction and groups of black children in another.

The school confirms the video shows a safari outing on 3 June, but it claims it used two buses to transport English and Afrikaans classes separately and maintains it is committed to transformation.