Lesufi to visit Curro to check on changes

Panyaza Lesufi says he's happy to hear about the changes, but wants to judge for himself.

Curro Private School in Roodeplaat. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says he wants to visit the Curro Primary School in Roodeplaat to see for himself the changes that have been made.

Earlier this year, Lesufi came close to shutting down the school after a racism scandal broke out in which children were separated based on the colour of their skin.

Yesterday, Curro management released a statement saying they had made all the changes requested by the department, including a new management team at the Roodeplaat school.

Other changes include training for staff, awareness campaigns on diversity and new targets for employing black teachers.

Speaking at an event this morning, the MEC said he was happy to hear about the changes but wanted to judge for himself.

"I want to visit the school and meet with them so we can issue a joint statement because it's meaningless to have a one-sided story."