WCED: Wynberg Girls' High hostel superintendent quits over misconduct claims

The department launched an investigation following social media complaints by a group of learners related to the conduct of the superintendent.

Wynberg Girls' High School. Picture: WGHS/Facebook

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says a Wynberg Girls High hostel superintendent has opted to resign after allegations of misconduct and racial discrimination against her.

The WCED has however since found that the woman is not guilty.

The department launched an investigation last year after a group of learners posted complaints on social media.

The complaints related to the conduct of the superintendent, as well as the alleged reluctance of the headmistress to act against her.

Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schafer says: β€œIt saddens me that this kind of behaviour has happened at a school with an excellent reputation. If learners have legitimate grievances, they must of course raise them in an acceptable manner but it is just not on to inflate issues to get attention and in the process harm the reputation of others.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)