Misconduct allegations at Wynberg Girls made ‘to get attention from media’

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

Wynberg Girls' High School. Picture: WGHS/Facebook

CAPE TOWN – The Western Cape Education Department says it is clear misconduct and racial discrimination allegations against a Wynberg Girls High hostel superintendent were made to get attention from the media.

The department has established the woman is not guilty as the allegations were found to be without foundation.

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

Provincial Education MEC Debbie Schafer says, “It saddens me that this kind of behaviour has happened at a school with an excellent reputation.

She says, “If learners have legitimate grievances, they must of course raise them in an acceptable manner. But it’s just not on to inflate issues to get attention, and in the process, harm the reputation of others.”

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)