Lenasia teacher allegedly calls Muslim pupil a ‘terrorist’

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has condemned the incident of apparent Islamophobia.

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JOHANNESBURG – The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has condemned an apparent Islamophobia incident in which a Lenasia primary school teacher allegedly called a pupil a terrorist.

The foundation says the teacher also hit the grade seven's religious cap off his head during the incident this week.

The foundation’s Neeshan Balton says he hopes this was an isolated case at Apex Primary School and wants assurance it’s never happened before.

“We’re also happy that the Gauteng Department of Education reacted very speedily to it and that they’ve put in place some immediate remedial measures.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)