WCED probes allegations of racism, misconduct at Wynberg Girls’ hostel

This comes after learners posted complaints on social media about a hostel superintendent & the headmistress.

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CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is investigating allegations of racial discrimination and misconduct at the Wynberg Girls’ High School in Cape Town.

A group of learners posted complaints on social media relating to the conduct of a hostel superintendent, as well as the alleged reluctance of the headmistress to act against her.

On Monday, the education MEC's office said the circuit manager had been dispatched to the school to speak to the disgruntled learners.

The learners allege a hostel superintendent touched them inappropriately, offered them condoms without them asking and hurled racial insults at them.

They’re demanding the superintendent be removed, the headmistress be investigated and details around the schools transformation plan be provided.

In a statement released on Monday, the school’s management said the matter has been elevated to department officials and learners will not be victimised for voicing their concerns.

It also said the transformation process is underway and further discussion will take place with all groups involved.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)