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Sans Souci principal advised not to report for duty

Some learners at the school want the principal fired over the school's hair and language policy.

FILE: Sans Souci Girls’ High School in Cape Town. Picture: sanssouci.co.za

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer says the principal at Sans Souci Girls High School has been advised not to report for duty until an investigation into racism and discrimination is complete.

Schafer met with aggrieved learners and parents at the school last night.

Pupils are up in arms over the school's policy relating to hair and language which has been described as discriminatory.

Schafer says some pupils want principal Charmaine Murray to be fired.

"I listened to the memorandum, they read it out to me and I accepted it. I briefly addressed them and reiterated we will be investigating and just asked them to give us enough space to do so."

She says Murray should to stay away from the school for now.

"We have offered her temporary alternative places at the district office to allow us to do investigations properly without any fear of retaliation or victimization. The girls do allege that they are scared of that, so we are trying get her to agree to stay at the district office in the meantime until we complete the investigation."

WATCH: School hair policies under fire in Cape Town

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